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Delaware Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Actions Related to Capitol Breach

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant and His Father Illegally Entered Capitol

            WASHINGTON – A Delaware man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison on felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

            Hunter Seefried, 24, was sentenced in the District of Columbia. He and his father, Kevin Seefried, 53, both of Laurel, Delaware, were found guilty on June 15, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden, who sentenced Hunter Seefried today. Kevin Seefried is to be sentenced on Jan. 20, 2023

            According to the government’s evidence, Hunter and Kevin Seefried attended a rally near the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021, and then headed to the U.S. Capitol. They illegally entered the Capitol grounds and joined a crowd of rioters heading up the steps of the building. People near Hunter and Kevin Seefried broke windows with a police shield and a wooden two-by-four, and Hunter Seefried cleared a large piece of glass from one of those windows to clear the way. 

            After the glass was broken, the Seefrieds and many others entered the building starting at approximately 2:13 p.m. The Seefrieds were among the first people to enter the Capitol on January 6. 

            Kevin Seefried was photographed inside the building holding a Confederate flag. While in the building, both defendants were part of a larger group of individuals who verbally confronted several U.S. Capitol Police officers near the entrance to the Senate Chambers.

            Hunter and Kevin Seefried were arrested on Jan. 14, 2021, in Delaware. Both Hunter Seefried and his father were found guilty after a bench trial of the felony offense of obstruction of an official proceeding, and four misdemeanor offenses, including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a Capitol Building; disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building. Judge McFadden acquitted Hunter Seefried of three other related charges.

            Following his prison term, Hunter Seefried will be placed on one year of supervised release. He also must pay $2,000 in restitution.

            The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Valuable assistance was provided by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware.

            The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, which listed Hunter Seefried as #18 and #41 on its seeking information photos, and Kevin Seefried as #30.  Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

            In the 21 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 880 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 270 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing. 

            Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit

Updated October 24, 2022

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 22-369