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Carlos Alberto Ayala


Carlos Alberto Ayala

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Firefighter / Fire Chief

Initial Arrest Date:

October 10, 2024



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Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority; Knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the Orderly Conduct of Government Business; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building; Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder

52 years old
Salisbury, Maryland

Complaint with arrest warrant issued 1/4/24. Former Seattle Firefighter fired in April of 2022 over C-19 vaccine mandate, presently a Helena, Montana fire chief. He was also Republican member of the Maryland State Board of Elections and resigned after arrest.

"Ayala, of Salisbury, Maryland, was appointed to the board two years after the riot in 2023 by Gov. Wes Moore, a Democrat. Ayala was recommended to the governor by the Maryland Republican Party. He was confirmed by the Maryland Senate after the chamber rejected the previous nomination of another potential appointee.

Senate President Bill Ferguson described the arrest as “incredibly surprising and distressing.” The Baltimore Democrat said when he spoke to Ayala during the confirmation process “he certainly didn’t seem like someone that would have participated in such activities.” (


Charged, Ongoing

Last Updated:

April 26, 2024 at 8:13:53 PM

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