Skip to main content
Press Release

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – An Ohio man pleaded guilty on July 1, 2024, to assaulting law enforcement during the January 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.

            Kyle Andrew Campbell, 31, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers before U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss. Judge Moss will sentence Campbell on October 25, 2024.

            According to court documents, on January 6, 2021, Campbell and a companion traveled to Washington, D.C., from Columbus, Ohio, to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally at the Ellipse; however, the two quickly changed direction and joined a large crowd walking toward the U.S. Capitol building. Court documents say that Campbell trampled over snow fencing erected by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) as part of the restricted perimeter around the Capitol and made his way toward the southern area of the West Plaza.

            Here, Campbell stood in front of a mob of rioters and was face-to-face with lines of USCP officers attempting to protect the Capitol. Campbell was then pushed from behind into an officer carrying a riot shield, who then pushed back with the riot shield. At that point, under his own power, Campbell forcibly rushed the officer and hit the officer and his shield several times before retreating back into the crowd.

            Campbell continued to remain on the West Plaza area for at least another hour and eventually made his way to the Upper West Terrace where he continued to remain despite knowing that the area was not open to the public. 

            The FBI arrested Campbell on December 11, 2023.

            The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting this case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio provided valuable assistance. 

            The FBI's Cincinnati and Washington Field Offices investigated this case. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

            In the 41 months since January 6, 2021, more than 1,450 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 500 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, a felony. The investigation remains ongoing.

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


Updated July 2, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-553