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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-160 ASHLOCK, Ryan

Conspiracy; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds and Carrying a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds and Carrying a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon

KANSAS, Lenexa

Arrested 2/22/21. Indicted and made initial appearance on 2/26/21.

Arraigned 3/23/21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Pleaded guilty 6/14/22.

Sentenced 11/10/22 to 70 days of incarceration, 12 months of supervised release, $500 restitution. 

November 11, 2022
1:21-cr-227 BENNETT, Andrew Ryan

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

District of Columbia

Arrested 1/26/21 and initial appearance held the same day.

Charged via criminal information on 3/17/21. Arraigned 3/26/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Plea agreement hearing held on 7/22/21 where he pleaded guilty to count 4.

Sentenced 10/1/21 to two years of probation, the first three months of which are to be served in home confinement; $10 special assessment; $500 restitution to the Architect of the Capitol; 80 hours of community service.

October 4, 2021
1:21-cr-51 BETANCUR, Bryan (aka Bryan Clooney, aka Maximo Clooney)

Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Entering and Remaining in Certain Rooms in the Capitol Building; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building or Grounds; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

MARYLAND

Arrested 1/17/21. Initial appearance 1/19/21.

Information filed 1/27/21. Arraigned 1/29/21 and he pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Pleaded guilty 5/5/22.

Sentenced 8/10/22 to 4 months incarceration, 12 months’ supervised release, $500 restitution.

August 10, 2022
1:22-cr-16 BUSTOS, Bryan

See accompanying documents.

CALIFORNIA, Long Beach

Complaint filed 9/29/21. 

Arrested 11/17/21.

Information filed 1/13/22. 

Pleaded guilty 11/7/22. 

November 7, 2022
1:21-cr-267 IVEY, Bryan Wayne

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

TENNESSEE, Cookeville

Arrested 3/4/21. Initial appearance held 3/12/21.

Charged via criminal information 3/31/21. Pleaded not guilty 4/19/21.

Plea agreement hearing held 6/22/21. Defendant entered guilty plea to count four of the information. 

Sentenced 3/30/22, to three years of probation, including 60 days of home detention, $500 restitution.

March 30, 2022
1:22-mj-133 KELLEY, Ryan

See accompanying documents. 

MICHIGAN, Allendale

Complaint filed 6/8/22.

Arrested 6/9/22.

Information filed 6/22/22.

July 5, 2022
1:21-cr-75 MILLER, Matthew Ryan

Civil Disorder

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding

Aiding and Abetting

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 with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon

Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon

Disorderlly Conduct in a Capitol Building

Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Stepping, Climbing, Removing, or Injuring Property on the Capitol Grounds

MARYLAND, Cooksville

Arrested 1/25/21. Initial appearance held the same day.

Indicted 2/3/21. Arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all counts on 2/16/21.

Superseding indictment filed 11/10/21. Arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all counts 12/3/21.

Pleaded guilty 2/9/22. 

Sentenced 5/23/22 to 33 months in prison, 24 months of supervised release, $2,000 restitution.

May 23, 2022
1:21-cr-117 NICHOLS, Ryan Taylor

Civil Disorder

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding

Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon

Theft of Government Property

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

Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building

Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

TEXAS, Tyler

Arrested 1/18/21 in the Eastern District of Texas.

Indicted 2/12/21. Arraigned 4/26/21; pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Status conference set for 10/6 at 2 pm. Defendant remains committed.

August 11, 2021
1:21-cr-257 PRESLEY, Ronnie Bryan

Civil Disorder

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting

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

Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building

Impeding Passage Through the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

TENNESSEE, Nashville

Arrested 3/5/21. Initial appearance held 3/8/21.

Indicted 3/26/21. Arraigned 4/6/21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Pleaded guilty 7/28/22.

Sentenced 11/30/22 to 12 months of incarceration, 26 months of supervised release, $2,000 restitution.

November 30, 2022
1:21-cr-50 RYAN, Jennifer Leigh

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

TEXAS, Plano

Arrested on 1/15/21.

Pleaded not guilty as to counts 1s-4s of the superseding information on 3/9/21.

Plea agreement entered 8/19. Sentenced 11/4 to 60 days incarceration, $500 restitution and $1000 fine.

November 8, 2021
1:21-mj-188 SAMSEL, Ryan

Forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, or interfered with a federal agent while they are engaged in their official duties; Committed or attempt to commit any act to obstruct, impede, or interfere with any fireman or law enforcement officer lawfully engage in the lawful performance of his official duties; Obstructed, influenced, or impeded any official proceeding, or attempt to do so

Pennsylvania, Eastern

Arrested 1/30/21 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Defendant remains held without bond. 

Indicted 8/25.

August 26, 2021
1:21-cr-306 SCHAFFER, Jon Ryan

Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business; Knowingly Engages in an Act of Physical Violence Against Any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Engage in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building; Parade, Demonstrate, or Picket in a Capitol Building

Indiana, Southern District

Arrested 1/17/21 in Noblesville, Indiana.

Charged with information on 4/16. Pleaded guilty to to Counts 1 and 2.

Defendant released on personal recognizance.

July 27, 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 4/7/21 and had his initial appearance/detention hearing on 4/13/21. 

Arraigned on 7/2/21. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty as to counts 1-4.

Plea agreement entered 9/3.

Sentenced 12/15/2021 to 30 days incarceration and $500 restitution.

 

February 4, 2022
1:21-cr-376 SULESKI, Ryan Seth

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

Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

Obstruction of Justice/Congress, Aiding and Abetting

Theft of Government Property

VIRGINIA, Chesapeake

Arrested 3/10/21 and initial appearance held 3/15/21. 

Indicted 5/26/21. Arraigned 6/2/21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts. 

Superseding Information filed 7/5/22.

Pleaded guilty 7/6/22. 

Sentenced 10/14/22 to 60 days of incarceration,  60 hours community service, $500 restitution.

 


 

October 14, 2022
1:22-mj-251 SWOOPE, Ryan

See accompanying documents. 

OHIO, Mentor

Complaint filed 11/14/22.

Arrested 11/30/22. 

December 1, 2022
21-cr-627 WATROUS, Richard Bryan

See accompanying documents. 

NEW YORK, Homer

Arreted 9/14/21.

Pleaded guilty 1/14/22.

Sentenced 4/21/22 to 36 months of probation, including 14 days in jail, 60 days of home confinement, $2,500 fine, $500 restitution

 

 

 

April 21, 2022
1:21-cr-191 ZINK, Ryan Scott

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority and engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds. 

TEXAS, Lubbock

Arrested 2/4/21. Indicted 3/5/21.

Arraigned 3/18/21 and pleaded not guilty to counts 1-4.

January 3, 2022
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