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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-26 ALBERTS, Christopher Michael

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm on Capitol Grounds or Buildings; Unlawful Entry or Remaining on Restricted Grounds without Lawful Authoirty; Carrying a Pistol without a License Outside Home or Place of Business; Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device


Arrested on 1/7/21. Initial appearance / detention hearing on 1/7/21. Defendant released.  Preliminary hearing held on 1/28/21.

Indicted 1/27/21 and arraigned 2/25/21 where he pleaded not guilty on all counts.

Superseding indictment issued 5/14/21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts on 5/25.

Second superseding indictment filed 11/10.

December 20, 2021
1:21-cr-4 COFFMAN, Lonnie Leroy

Possession of an unregistered firearm (destructive device) and carrying a pistol without a license.


Arrested 1/7/21 and initial appearance held the same day. 

Indicted on 1/11/21. Arraigned 1/12/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Plea agreement entered 11/12/21, covering offenses in D.C. and Alabama.

Sentenced 4/1/22 to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.


April 1, 2022
1:21-cr-496 IBRAHIM, Mark Sami

False Statement

Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds - Firearm

Step or Climb on, Remove, or in any way Injury any Statue

Capitol Grounds and Buildings Security - Firearm


Arrested 7/20/21. Indicted 7/28. Arraignment set for 8/19 at 10 am.

Defendant remains on personal recognizance.


August 6, 2021
1:21-cr-159 MEREDITH Jr., Cleveland Grover

Interstate Communication of Threats

Possession of Unregistered Firearms

Possession of Unregistered Ammunition

Possession of Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices


Arrested 1/8/21. Initial appearance 1/8/21. 

Indicted 2/26/21. Superseding indictment issued 4/2/21.

Arraigned 8/11/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Plea agreement entered 9/10; pleaded guilty to count 1.

Sentenced 12/14/21 to 28 months in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release. 

February 4, 2022
1:21-cr-32 REFFITT, Guy Wesley

See accompanying documents. 

TEXAS, Bonham

Arrested 1/19/21. Indicted 1/27/21.

Arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all counts 3/16/21.

Superseding indictment issued 6/16/21 to add firearms charge.

Second superseding indictment returned 9/15/21.

Jury trial set for 2/28/22.

Found guilty by jury 3/8/22 of all five felony charges. 

Sentenced 8/1/22 to 87 months in prison, three years of supervised release, $2,000 in restitution. 


August 1, 2022
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*The field for “Entry Last Updated” is automatically updated whenever an entry is added or any edit to one is made. 

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