WASHINGTON – A Missouri man was found guilty in the District of Columbia today of one felony and four misdemeanor charges related to his conduct during the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol. 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 2020 presidential election.
Matt Eugene Loganbill, 56, of Versailles, Missouri, was found guilty of all charges against him following a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the District of Columbia. Loganbill was convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony and misdemeanor offense of 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, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
Judge Berman Jackson will sentence Loganbill on March 12, 2024.
According to the government’s evidence, on Jan. 6, 2021, Loganbill, wearing a helmet, gas mask, backpack and carrying an American flag affixed to a pole, marched with a crowd toward the Capitol building at about 1:20 p.m. Loganbill and was among the group of rioters who illegally entered the U.S. Capitol grounds and later, the Capitol building. Loganbill then crawled under the scaffolding erected on the Lower West Terrace and used the stairs to reach the Upper West Terrace doors.
At approximately 2:42 p.m., Loganbill moved to the front of a crow at the doors, where he encountered a line of police officers prohibiting entrance into the Capitol. Officers, realizing they were heavily outnumbered, retreated. The crowd, including Loganbill, then entered the building. Inside, Loganbill proceeded up a flight of stairs and into the Rotunda. Inside the building, Loganbill joined a mob that had gathered to resist officers and remained inside the building until approximately 3:16 p.m.
In the days following the events of Jan. 6, 2021, Loganbill sent several text messages and wrote multiple Facebook posts describing his involvement. In one such communication on Jan. 7, 2021, Loganbill wrote, “We were trying every means possible to stop these idiots from stealing the presidency and destroying this nation.” Later he added, “They didn’t [let us in] at the chamber, we could have over run them, after 10-15 minutes of back and forth, we walked out.”
The Court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Western District of Missouri.
The FBI’s Kansas City and Washington Field Offices are investigating the case. The U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department provided valuable assistance.
In the 34 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,200 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 400 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, a felony. The investigation remains ongoing.
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