Bradley Rukstales, who was arrested on a charge of unlawful entry after he participated in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, told an Illinois news outlet that he is "deeply regretful."
"It was great to see a whole bunch of people together in the morning and hearing the speeches, but, yeah, it turned into chaos," Rukstales said in an interview at his home with CBS2 Chicago.
"I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I regret my part in that," Rukstales said.
He did not immediately respond to several NBC News emails requesting comment on Friday.
The outlet described the executive's home in Inverness, Illinois, as "upscale, quiet, suburban."
In a tweet Thursday, Cogensia, the Schaumburg, Illinois-based company of which Rukstales is CEO, said he has been placed on a leave of absence due to his admission of participation in the events.
A statement from the U.S. Capitol Police confirmed that Rukstales was arrested on a charge of unlawful entry.
According to a search of publicly available election donation data, Rukstales has donated thousands of dollars to Republicans running for Congress and to President Donald Trump.