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Pennsylvania Man Arrested on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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

            WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges related to his conduct during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. 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.

            Kim Eugene Decker II, 42, of Genesee, Pennsylvania, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with a felony offense of civil disorder and misdemeanor offenses of entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct in Capitol grounds, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

            Decker was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, in Genesee, Pennsylvania, and made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. 

            According to allegations contained in court documents, Decker was identified in open-source images and video footage as present on the east side of the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021, prior to the breach of the bike rack barrier surrounding the restricted area of the Capitol grounds. Decker is depicted as wearing a white hat, a black jacket, and carrying two flags affixed to a single white PVC pipe flagpole.

            On the east side of the Capitol grounds, a mass of rioters, including Decker, undertook several attempts to breach the established police line and bike rack barrier. Decker can be seen in several open-source images and video footage leaning and pushing against the barrier. At approximately 1:59 p.m., rioters successfully breached the barrier, pushing the bike racks and United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers out of the way and moving towards the east side of the Capitol building. Decker was one of the first rioters to proceed through the gap in the barrier.

            Court documents say that Decker repeatedly ignored attempts by USCP officers to halt his progress toward the Capitol building and ultimately made his way to the Capitol steps with a large contingent of rioters. Here, Decker and the mob were temporarily stopped by a line of USCP officers on the steps. However, the police line was eventually overrun by rioters, including Decker. The group then ascended the stairs to the landing around the Columbus Doors of the Capitol.

            Decker is then seen on closed-circuit television footage, taken from inside the Capitol building, entering via the east side Rotunda Doors at approximately 2:45 p.m. with a large group of rioters. Decker then moved throughout the building, momentarily stopping to photograph or record his surroundings. Decker exited the building at about 2:52 p.m. via the Columbus Doors.

            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 Middle District of Pennsylvania provided valuable assistance.

            The FBI's Philadelphia, Williamsport Resident Agency, and Washington Field Offices are investigating this case. The U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department provided valuable assistance.

            In the 37 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,313 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 469 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

            A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated February 22, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-158