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Capitol Breach Cases

Capitol Breach Cases

Below is a list of defendants charged in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. 

Every case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Following arrests, or surrender, defendants must appear before district court magistrate/judge where the arrest takes place, in accordance with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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Case Number Namesort descending Charge(s) Case Documents Location of Arrest Case Status Entry Last Updated*
1:21-cr-71 DRESCH, Karl

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Michigan, Western District

Arrested 1/20/21 in the Western District of Michigan

February 10, 2021
1:21-cr-108 FOY, Michael Joseph

Civil Disorder; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; 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; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Michigan, Eastern District

Arrested 1/21/21 in the Eastern District of Michigan

March 19, 2021
1:21-cr-278 HERENDEEN, Daniel

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Michigan, Chesterfield

Arrested on 03/18/2021 in Chesterfield, MI and will have a preliminary hearing in the Eastern District of Michigan.

April 7, 2021
1:21-cr-184 MELS, James Allen

Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading; Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Michigan, Eastern District

Arrested 2/11/21 in the Eastern District of Michigan. Initial Appearance 2/11/21. Released on conditions.

March 19, 2021
21-mj-447 PUMA, Anthony Michael

Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

Knowingly Engaging in Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in or within such proximity to, any Restricted Building or Grounds

Obstruction of Justice/Congress

Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

MICHIGAN

Arrested 5/27.

May 27, 2021
1:21-cr-278 SCHORNAK, Robert

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Michigan, Roseville

Arrested on 03/18/21 in Roseville, Michigan.

Indicted 4/2/21.

Pleaded not guilty to all counts on 4/14/21.

Defendant placed on personal recognizance. Status hearing set for 5/14/21.

May 6, 2021
1:21-cr-320 SORVISTO, Jeremy Ryan

Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds

Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds

Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building

Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing a Capitol Building

MICHIGAN, Hancock

Sorvisto was arrested on April 7, 2021 and had his initial appearance/detention hearing on April 13.  Defendant placed on personal recognizance.

May 10, 2021
1:21-mj-00335 Williams, Anthony Robert

Obstruction of Official Proceedings ;
Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds;
Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority.

Southgate, Michigan

Williams was arrested and made his initial appearance in the Eastern District of Michigan on March 26, 2021

March 29, 2021
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