One Year Later: What Happened to the Capitol Insurgents?
Some pled guilty, some are in jail, while others await their day in court
On January 6th, 2021, insurrectionists supporting Trump stormed the US Capitol to stop the certification of the 2020 Presidential election. In the days after, UCOMM compiled a list of people who were involved in the attack and who lost their jobs because of it.
Since this article was written, over 600 people have been arrested and more than 150 have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of crimes associated with the attack. With the first anniversary of the attack here, UCOMM decided to take a look at what happened to these insurrectionists.
Brad Rukstales from Inverness, Illinois. He was the CEO of Cogensia. He was arrested for entering the Capitol and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Status: Fired
Charges: Reached a plea agreement with the government and on November 12th was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was ordered to pay a $500 fine for restitution.
Nicholas Rodean from Fredrick, Maryland. He worked for Navistar Direct Marketing. He was caught wearing his company badge at the Capitol. “Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, during the security breach,” the company’s statement said. “After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause.” Status: Fired
Charges: He was arrested on January 13th and charged with Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Destruction of Government Property; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building. He has refused to accept a plea deal and a trial date has been set for June 2022.
Doug Jensen is from Des Moines, Iowa. He worked for Masonry, Forrest & Associate Masonry. Jensen was seen chasing Officer Eugene Goodman through the Capitol in a now-viral video. Status: Fired
Charges: Since the attack, Jensen was arrested and has been charged with seven counts for his alleged role in the attack, including obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting, or impeding an officer. He was released to home detention and was ordered to stay off the internet but violated that order almost immediately after by going online to watch a cyber symposium that was hosted by Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and a vocal supporter of Trump and the Big Lie. He was been in jail since awaiting trial with US District Judge Timothy Kelly said that he believed Jensen was unlikely to abide by any condition of release.
Klete Keller is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He worked in Real Estate for Hoff and Leigh. Keller is a former US Olympian and Gold Medalist swimmer. Status Fired
Charges: Pled guilty to a felony count of obstructing an official proceeding before Congress. As part of the plea deal, he promised to help law enforcement with any continuing investigations into the attack. According to his plea, Keller spent about an hour in the Capitol building on Jan. 6. He yelled expletives about Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, and Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader; took photographs and video; and “jerked his elbow” to avoid law enforcement officers who were trying to remove him from the building, according to the plea. He later destroyed the phone and a memory card he had with him, according to the plea, and threw away the jacket that had made him so recognizable. He is awaiting sentencing and could face up to 20 years in prison. Keller is also facing new allegations by his ex-wife Cari Sherrill who testified at a child custody hearing that Keller allegedly pinned his ex-wife against a wall after their separation, asking if she had “ever heard of marital rape.”
Lori Vinson is from Morganfield, Kentucky. She worked as a nurse for Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. In posts on social media, Vinson recorded a video of entering the Capitol during the insurrection and said she was glad to be a part of it. The hospital terminated her for admitting to engaging in criminal behavior at a high-profile event, especially when her social media accounts showed that she worked for the hospital. Status: Fired
Charges: Lori and her husband Tom were both charged with entering restricted grounds, entering grounds with the intent to impede government business, demonstrating on Capitol grounds, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The couple ended up pleading guilty to one count of parading, picketing or demonstrating inside a Capitol building, a class B misdemeanor. While the couple could have faced six months in prison, the judge spared them prison time instead of giving each of them five-year probation, fining each $5,000, charging each $500 in restitution, and making them do 120 hours of community service. This was the largest fine handed down.
Thomas Robertson is from Rocky Mount, Virginia. He works as a Police Officer. Status: Fired
Charges: Robertson was arrested in February with charges including obstruction of an official proceeding and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building. In July, a judge ordered pretrial detention for Robertson after he violated the terms o his release by trafficking in firearms after an FBI agent searched his house and found that he had ordered 34 guns. After refusing to take a plea deal, US District Judge Christopher Cooper set a trial date for April 4, 2022.
Jacob Fracker is from Rocky Mountain, Virginia. He works as a Police Officer. He attended the riot with Robertson. Status: Fired
Charges: Arrested with Robertson, Fracker was charged with Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building or Grounds. He has pled not guilty and has rejected a plea deal as well. He is also scheduled to start a trial on April 4th.
Christine Priola is from Cleveland, Ohio. She worked as a School Therapist. She was seen holding a sign inside the Senate chamber that read "The Children Cry Out for Justice." After the riot, she resigned from her position saying she will now fight "the global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia, including in our government and children's agencies. She went on to say she does not support paying union dues. Status: Resigned
Charges: Priola was arrested on January 14th and was charged with Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority, Violent Entry, and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds, Unlawful Activities on Capitol Grounds, Parades, Assemblages, and Display of Flags. It appears that she is still awaiting trial.
Derrick Evans is from West Virginia. He was a Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He had been sworn in just days prior to the DC Riot. Status: Resigned
Charges: Evans was indicted by a federal grand jury in late June on a charge of felony obstruction of an official proceeding. He also faces four misdemeanors: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. He is next expected to appear in court for a status hearing on February 4th.
Victoria Bergeson is from Groton, Connecticut. She worked as a Nurse Practitioner for the Internal Medicine Group. Bergeson quit her job a week before the riot, perhaps indicating that she did not intend to return to Groton after the violent attack. Status: Resigned
Charges: Bergeson was arrested along with her fiancée Mauricio Mendez on charges of a curfew violation and unlawful entry of public property. In September, she rejected a plea deal and is scheduled for her next hearing on January 28th. She faces up to a $1,000 fine and/or 180 days in jail if convicted.
Tam Pham is from Houston, Texas, and is a former Police Officer in the City. He was charged with knowingly entering a restricted government building and engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct after photos on his phone showed him in the Capitol Rotunda. The Houston Police Department notified the FBI of his involvement in the attack on the Capitol after seeing Facebook photos linking him to pro-Trump supporters. Pham resigned his position once the FBI opened an investigation. Status: Resigned
Charges: Pham pled guilty in September to a charge of Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building. As part of his deal, he must help law enforcement in their investigation and pay $500 in restitution. At his sentencing in December, Pham was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Andrew Williams is from Sanford, Florida. He is a Firefighter. Williams was seen inside the Capitol pointing at a placard outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Status: Suspended
Charges: Williams pleaded guilty in November to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing inside a Capitol building, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine. During the hearing, Williams admitted to not only entering the Capitol but continuing on in search of elected officials, eventually ending up in the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He remains on unpaid leave and will be sentenced on January 27th.
Dominick Madden is from New York City. He works for the NYC Department of Sanitation. He was arrested after being identified in videos from the Capitol that showed him entering the building QAnon hoodie and waving a Trump flag while shouting the QAnon slogan. Madden admitted to his bosses that he was at the rally, even though he was supposed to be out sick on January 6th. Status: Suspended without pay pending a disciplinary hearing.
Charges: Madden was arrested on January 21st and arraigned on January 29th. He was charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. On October 5th, Madden pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 12, 2022.
Libby Andrews from Chicago, Illinois. Andrews works in Real Estate. While Andrews denied storming the Capitol, her employer has provided two social media posts showing her taking part in the storming of the Capitol. Status: Fired
Charges: Andrews has not been charged with any criminal offenses, but has started a lawsuit against NBC Universal Media LLC alleging that her name and photograph appeared in a January 10th broadcast of “Weekends with Alex Witt” that was titled “Charged in Connection With Riot.” She alleges that this insinuated that she had been charged with a crime.
Paul Davis is from Texas. He worked as Associate General Counsel, Goosehead Insurance. Davis posted videos talking about his participation in the riot, including saying "we're all trying to get into the Capitol to stop this." Status: Fired
Charges: While it does not appear that Davis has been charged, he did lose his job at Goosehead, his fiancée left him, and vandals stuffed debris in his home’s sewer pipes, causing a flood of shit-stained water to back up into his duplex. Davis also attempted to use his law degree to overturn the 2020 election by citing the Lord of the Rings saying that the judge should appoint “stewards to oversee the United States Government because “Gondor has no king.”
Dominic Box is from Savannah, Georgia. He worked at Vaden Nissan. He broadcast live on Facebook from the riot where he can be seen inside the Capitol. Status: Fired
Charges: Box appears to not have been arrested in connection with the attack, however, he was featured in an HBO documentary on the attack. Box continues to believe the Big Lie that the election was stolen from Trump, something that no one has been able to prove over the past year.
Rick Saccone is from Pennsylvania. He worked as an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College. Saccone is a former state representative, and he announced his resignation from the school after the violence at the Capitol prompted the College to open an investigation into his behavior. Status: Fired/Resigned
Charges: Saccone, has not been charged for taking part in the January 6th attack. Instead, he has decided to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2022.
John Eastman of Orange County, California. Eastman worked as a Professor at Chapman University. Eastman was a law professor who spoke with Rudy Guiliani at the rally and has questioned Vice President Kamala Harris' citizenship in a now-infamous editorial in Newsweek. Status: Forced to Retire
Charges: Eastman has not faced any criminal charges for his role in the January 6th attack. Since then he has been on cable news pushing the false notion that Antifa or BLM started the attack on the Capitol. On October 4th, a bipartisan group of attorneys, including two former federal judges and two former justices of the California Supreme Court petitioned the California Bar to investigate Eastman for his continued representation of Trump to discredit and overturn the 2020 election. He also asserted his 5th Amendment right on December 1 when he refused to testify before the US House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack.
Seattle Police Officers 1 and 2: Since the January 6th attack the two officers have been identified as husband and wife Alexander and Caitlin Everett. Both have since been fired after evidence showed the officers standing next to the Capitol within barriers established by the Capitol Police during the violent siege to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s election. The two officers had told the department investigators that they did not witness the attack and were 30 to 50 yards away. Status Fired
Charges: It does not appear that the couple has been charged for their role in the attack. According to the Seattle Police union, the couple has not filed paperwork to contest the firing.
Unidentified Police Officer from Anne Arundel, Maryland. The Department says they are investigating one of their officers who attended the riot. Status: Reinstated
Charges: None. According to an investigation by the Anne Arundel Police Department, that was conducted in conjunction with Federal authorities, they found that no officers violated agency policies or applicable laws. The officer, who remains unnamed was returned to active duty. The police union president told WJZ the officer was in Washington, DC with family but was “completely unaware there was any move to attack the Capitol,” he added. “From the very beginning, it was clear the officer did nothing wrong.”
Steven Rosati is from Lindenhurst New York. He works as an assistant conductor for the Long Island Railroad. He could be seen on the steps of the Capitol wearing a 1776 sweatshirt. Rosati used to run a website called Clash Brothers United, which sold clothing bearing right-wing messages. “What he (Rosati) said on social media is outrageous despicable and sign he’s a jackass,” MTA chairman Pat Foye said at a news conference Thursday. “His conduct at the capital ought to be investigated and is being investigated.” Rosati, a member of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART), is suspended without pay pending a disciplinary hearing, as is his right under the collective bargaining agreement with the railroad. Status: Fired
Charges: Rosati has not been charged for his actions on January 6th. He was fired by the Long Island Railroad and has since moved to South Carolina. In November, Rosati filed a lawsuit against the Railroad and their former Chairman Pat Foye alleging wrongful discharge, defamation, and the violation of his First and 14th amendment rights.
Will Pepe of Beacon New York. He works for Metro-North. He was seen inside of Capitol and has been arrested. He was immediately suspended by Metro-North. Status: Fired
Charges: Pepe was arrested and charged on January 29th with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States; civil disorder; unlawfully entering restricted buildings or grounds; and disorderly and disruptive conduct in restricted buildings or grounds. In the indictment, Pepe was accused of being a member of the Proud Boys. In March he was fired for his role in the insurrection. According to the plea deal of another Proud Boy, Matthew Greene, Pepe slept on the floor of his hotel room along with Dominic Pezzola, who we will get to further down the list. A federal magistrate judge, Judith C. McCarthy, released Mr. Pepe on a $10,000 bond, ordering that he abide by a nighttime curfew, wear a GPS monitoring device, and surrender his shotgun and hunting knife to the authorities. Mr. Pepe was “restricted from traveling to the District of Columbia for any purpose whatsoever,” except for any required in-person court hearing, the judge said. Pepe has pleaded guilty and is awaiting trial.
Dominic Pezzola is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He owns D Pezzola Flooring. He is a Proud Boy who goes by the name of Spazzo. It is believed his group was tasked with kidnapping Speaker Pelosi. According to testimony from fellow New York Proud Boy Matthew Greene, Pezzola and about a dozen Proud Boys, including Pepe, streamed onto the Capitol grounds tore down fencing, and were among the first wave of people to cross the downed police line on the Capitol’s west side. He then continued up the steps and used a riot shield he had stolen from a police officer to smash a window before he entered the building and smoked a cigar. Status: Still Employed
Charges: Pezzola was arrested on 10 charges, including conspiracy, assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, robbery of personal property of the United States, and entering a restricted building or grounds. He has been held behind bars since he was arrested and three different federal judges have denied his bond attempts. Pezzola is one of the Justice Department’s “high profile” cases and the Department of Justice claims to have 2,300 hours of body camera footage and 7,000 hours of video from the Capitol police that they will enter into evidence to show what Pezzola did during the attack. Pezzola is facing 20 years in prison if convicted and his next court appearance is on January 11, 2022. Pezzola is being represented by Martin Tankleff, who rose to prominence in 2003 when he had his conviction for murdering his parents vacated. He had spent 17 years in prison for the murder.
Aaron Mostofsky is from Brooklyn, New York. He works as an Architectural Assistant at Eyal Levitt Architect P.C The son of Steven Shlomo Mostofsky a Kings County Superior Court Judge, he was seen wearing furs and a bulletproof vest. He has been arrested, but it is unclear if he has been fired yet. Status: Still Employed
Charges: Mostofsky was arrested on January 11th and charged with theft of government property; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; knowingly with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; Unlawful entry and disorderly conduct. He has a jury trial that is set to begin on January 24, 2022.
Jenna Ryan is from Frisco, Texas. She is the owner of a local real estate company. Ryan flew by private jet to the rally and was seen inside of the Capitol. Ryan is attempting to gain donors for her legal defense fund, but PayPal has shut her effort down due to her role in the riot. Status: Still Employed
Charges: Ryan pleaded guilty in August to a misdemeanor charge of parading, picketing, or demonstrating in the Capitol. In November she was sentenced to 60 days in prison. Although she was scheduled to report to prison in January, it appears that she decided to surrender early and entered prison on December 23rd. Ryan has joked in videos on Youtube and TikTok that she will do well in prison, although she previously pushed for the court to allow her to spend her 60 days in solitary confinement. Ryan hopes to do a lot of yoga while locked up and hopes to lose 30 pounds since she won’t be able to drink.
Jenny Cudd is from Midland, Texas. Cudd is the owner of Becky's Flowers. Cudd said on social media that she was part of the group that broke down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's door, stole her gavel, and took a picture of her sitting in the Speaker's chair. While Cudd hasn't been fired her flower company has been removed from the wedding vendor site The Knot. Status: Still Employed
Charges: Cudd was initially charged with the misdemeanors of knowingly entering a federal building without permission to do so and engaging in disorderly conduct without permission to do so, as well as violent entry or disorderly conduct at the Capitol. She also faced felony charges of obstruction of an official proceeding remaining in a restricted building or grounds disorderly conduct in a capitol building and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building. She pled guilty in October to entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, a misdemeanor charge. She faces a maximum of 12 months in prison, $500 in restitution, one year of supervised release, and up to $100,000 in fines. She will be sentenced on March 18, 2022.
Douglas Sweet is from Hampton Roads, Virginia. It is reported that he is a Self Employed Handyman. Sweet is a member of Hiwaymen, a fringe neo-Confederate group. He also attended the Charlottesville rally and has connections to a number of fringe groups like the 3%ers. Status: Still Employed
Charges: Sweet and his friend Cindy Fitchett were among the first to be arrested on charges related to the January 6th attack. Sweet and Fitchett both pleaded guilty to unlawful picketing and both were given one month of home confinement and three years probation.
Adam Johnson is from Parrish, Florida. Johnson is a stay-at-home father and his wife is a doctor. Johnson became one of the faces of the riot after he stole Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern and posed for a picture with it. Status: Still Employed, although likely in the doghouse.
Charges: Johnson has pled guilty to one count of entering or remaining in any restricted building. While he could face up to 6 months in prison, a judge will issue a formal sentence on February 25th, 2022. As part of the agreement, two other charges, theft of government property for stealing Speaker Pelosi’s lectern and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, were dismissed
Adam Newbold is from Libson, Ohio. He is a Retired Navy SEAL who now owns ATG, an Ohio-based firearms training company. He is also used by the Navy to talk to people who are interested in becoming SEALS. Status: Still Employed
While Newbold still is involved with ATG, he has resigned from jobs as a mentor and as a volunteer wrestling coach. Newbold also now owns C4 Coffee in Lisbon Ohio. He received some attention in March when he told supporters of President Joe Biden and supporters of Transgender rights to not buy his coffee. If you voted for Joe Biden, don’t buy our coffee, it’s not for you. If you believe there was nothing wrong with this election… don’t buy our coffee. It’s not for you. If you feel that America is on the right track and there’s nothing wrong with gender-neutral, don’t know which bathroom to use, use whichever bathroom you feel like during the day… don’t buy our coffee cause it’s not for you.”
Charges: None have been filed at this time.
Lonnie Coffman is from Falkville, Alabama. He is Retired. Coffman was arrested for bringing Molotov cocktails and firearms to the attack. Police believe he entered DC a week before the attack and was sleeping in his van. Status: Retired
Charges: Coffman pled guilty in November to possession of an unregistered firearm and carrying a pistol without a license. During his plea, Coffman said that he was carrying two unregistered guns on January 6th, but claimed the 11 Molotov cocktails that were found in his truck were old and had been in there for some time because we all know how routine it is to carry around explosive devices in your van just for fun. After the judge appeared ready to refuse his plea deal unless Coffman admitted the seriousness of his crimes, Coffman relented saying that he understood it was illegal to make the explosives. He could face up to 42 months in jail when he is sentenced on April 1, 2022.
Terry Brown is from Myerstown Pennsylvania. Brown is a Retired Public Safety Officer. Brown was seen inside the Capitol building during the attack. The video showed him gathered in a corridor with other insurrectionists as police formed a defensive line to hold them back. Status: Retired
Charges: Brown ended up pleading guilty in September to a charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a capital building. He was sentenced to 30 days of home detention and three years’ probation.
Robert Sanford is from Chester, PA. He is a Retired Firefighter. Sanford was seen throwing a fire extinguisher at police officers, although he is not believed to have been the person who hit Officer Brian Sicknick. Status: Retired
Charges: Sanford was arrested on January 14th and indicted on February 5th. The government then issued a new indictment on November 10th. Charges include Civil Disorder; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings. The FBI alleges that Sanford was caught on video heaving a fire extinguisher from an elevated position on the Capitol steps toward a line of officers who were trying to hold off rioters. The extinguisher allegedly bounced and hit three officers in the head. Two of the officers were wearing helmets, while one was not.
Josiah Colt is from Boise, Idaho. He works in Digital Marketing for Funnel Craft. Colt was photographed hanging from the Senate Balcony and sitting in the chamber. Colt owns Funnel Craft, but since the DC Riot, the company’s website has been taken down. Status: At Large
Charges: Colt pled guilty to obstructing an official proceeding in July. As part of the deal four other charges, including aiding and abetting, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, entering and remaining in a restricted building, and violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, were dismissed. No sentencing date has been set for Colt, but he is likely to face between 51 months and 63 months in jail and could be fined between $20,000 and $200,000.
Robert Packer is from Newport News, Virginia. He works as a welder and pipefitter. Packer was seen wearing an Auschwitz Sweatshirt. It is not clear if he is still working. Status: At Large
Charges: Packer has been charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building, violent entry, and disorderly conduct and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. He was arrested on January 13th and arraigned on January 19th. Packer was offered a plea deal over the summer, but he refused to take it. It does not appear that a trial date has been set.
Cleveland Meredith is from Acworth, Georgia. He sold Car Nutz Car Wash in 2019. The people who he sold the car wash to say they have no affiliation to Meredith and condemned the attacks, but have faced significant backlash from people who think Meredith still owns the car wash. Meredith was arrested for threatening to kill Speaker Pelosi. Police found hundreds of rounds of armor-piercing bullets in his hotel. Status: At Large
Charges: Meredith was charged with making interstate threats to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and he plead guilty to this count on September 10th. According to the FBI, he drove to DC, but missed the attack after experiencing trouble with his truck and trailer. However after he arrived he texted a relative to say “thinking about heading over to Pelosi's (expletive) speech and putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” with a purple devil emoji. In a later text conversation, he said that Pelosi was a “Dead Bitch Walking. I predict that within 12 days, many in our country will die.” In another text exchange, when a family member told him Trump wanted him to go home, Meredith responded, "Bull****. He wants heads and I'm going to deliver." The FBI raided his hotel room and found a Glock 19, a 9mm pistol, a Tavor X95 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his truck and trailer. He was turned into the FBI by his own family, including his mother who said at his hearing that the family was trying to save Meredith’s life. At sentencing in December, he was sentenced to 28 months in prison, which was lower than the federal probation office recommendation of 37-46 months. He will be credited for spending the past 11 months in jail, meaning that he will be out in about 17 months.
Mark Leffingwell is from Seattle Washington. Users on Twitter report that he is a salesperson at the Redmond Auto Center, although UCOMM could not verify. He was arrested after he struck Officers Daniel Amendola and Wyatt Hart. Status: At Large
Charges: According to the Department of Justice, Leffingwell reached a plea agreement when he pled guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the breach of the U.S. Capitol. “According to court documents, Mark Leffingwell, 52, made his way just inside the Senate Wing entrance of the U.S. Capitol building at approximately 4 p.m. on Jan. 6. He stood at the front of a crowd of people who had been rebuffed by a line of U.S. Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers who were preventing rioters from entering the building. After minutes of chanting, the crowd moved closer to the line of officers. Two Capitol Police officers attempted to keep the crowd, including Leffingwell, at bay by pushing them back. Leffingwell punched both officers, hitting one twice. He was eventually detained and arrested on Jan. 6.” Leffingwell will be sentenced on February 10, 2022, and he faces up to eight years in prison.
Riley June Williams from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She works at Keystone Human Services, a home assistance network for the disabled. Williams is being investigated for having stolen a computer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Keystone released a statement saying “We are aware that a Keystone employee has been identified as participating in the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol,” it said. “We are coordinating with law enforcement and taking appropriate action in response.” Status: At Large.
Charges: Williams has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. According to the indictment, Williams not only took part in the attack, but she bragged to friends about stealing a laptop from Speaker Pelosi. A witness told the FBI that Williams informed them that she “intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service. According to W1, the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons and WILLIAMS still has the computer device or destroyed it.” William's next hearing is scheduled for February 18, 2022.
Gina Bisignano is from Beverly Hills, California. She is the owner of Gina’s Eyelashes And Skincare. In a cell phone video, she could be seen holding a megaphone on the ledge of the Capitol yelling “Everybody, we need gas masks, we need weapons. We need strong, angry patriots to help our boys, they don’t want to leave. We need protection.” She was arrested on January 19th. It is unclear if she is still running her business as the company’s Facebook and Instagram pages have been taken down, but their Yelp page is still active. Status: Unclear
Charges: Bisignano pled guilty to six of the seven charges against her including charges of obstruction of official proceedings, civil disorder, disorderly conduct, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and physical violence in a restricted building or grounds. Under the plea agreement she will cooperate with federal, state and local investigations into the January 6th attack. According to the government, Bisignano was pushed back by law enforcement officials, including being hit with a chemical agent, but instead of leaving the Capitol, she climbed onto a ledge inside the tunnel under the Capitol. On the ledge, she waved other insurrectionists into the tunnel to assist with the effort to break in. At this point, officers were being assaulted and those that she waved in continued the assault. Once she was finally removed from the building, she then conspired with other attackers, before she began to scream to “break the window!” At her direction
Nick Ochs is from Waikiki, Hawaii. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2020 and doesn't appear to have had a paying job since. Ochs was caught on video smoking in the Capitol. He is the founder of the Hawaii chapter of the Proud Boys. According to a complaint filed by the FBI, Ochs conspired in advance to come to Washington “to stop, delay and hinder” the certification of the 2020 election. Status: Unemployed
Charges: Ochs was charged with Conspiracy; Obstruction of an official proceeding; Destruction of government property; Theft of government property; Restricted building or grounds; Aiding and abetting. Ochs has not taken a plea deal and his next court hearing is expected to take place in January. In addition to facing criminal charges, Ochs is also one of the people being sued by the DC Attorney General for his role in the January 6th attack. The lawsuit accuses 31 members of the extremist groups of “conspiring to terrorize the District by planning, promoting, and participating in the violent January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol Building.”
Peter Stager is from Conway, Arkansas. He works in home construction but appears to be unemployed. Stager was seen beating a police officer with a flag pole and caught on tape saying "death is the only remedy for what's in that building." Status: Unemployed
Charges: Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon; Civil Disorder; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building. Since the attack, Stager has been detained at the Correctional Treatment Facility in Washington DC. Due to the level of violence involved, it would appear that this is one of the more high-profile cases and the Department of Justice is looking for a long sentence for Stager. His trial has been pushed back twice now and is set to start on February 7, 2022. If he is convicted on all charges, he could face up to 40 years in prison.
Larry Rendall Brock Jr is from Grapevine, Texas. He is a retired Air Force officer. He last boss said he was fired before the riot for threatening other workers. US Attorney says he was planning on taking hostages and potentially executing them. He was seen wearing tactical gear and became known as Zip Tie Guy, due to pictures of him carrying zip-ties on the Senate floor. According to an NPR investigation, he posted on Facebook and said he was preparing for a “Second Civil War.” In that same Facebook post, Brock referenced his oath, writing “Against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Status: Unemployed
Charges: He has been charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds, aiding and abetting, entering and remaining on the floor of Congress, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings. Brock was released following his arrest and is awaiting trial. It does not appear that a trial date has been set.
Thomas Baranyi is from Ewing, New Jersey. He is a Peace Corp member. Barany was next to Ashli Babbitt when she was killed and did an interview with a local news station describing the shooting. Status: Unemployed
Charges: Baranyi has been charged with Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, and Picketing in a Capitol Building. Baranyi is not in custody pending his trial.
Eliel Rosa is from Midland, Texas. While she is listed as an immigration and policy head for Jamie Berryhill's campaign, she told a judge that she has not had a paying job in four years as she seeks asylum from Brazil. Status: Unemployed
Charges: Rosa pled guilty in October to demonstrating inside a Capitol building. In exchange the government dropped the other charges against her including a felony charge of obstruction. Rosa was ordered to pay a $500 fine, give one year of probation, and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.