The Insurrectionists


On January 6, 2021, President Trump and several prominent conservative figures organized a rally-cum-insurrection at the United States Capitol. After fiery speeches from Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and others, a mob marched to the Capitol building while the electoral vote was being certified by Congress. The angry mob became a riot, overran the scant Capitol Police forces deployed to guard the building, broke in, and nearly succeeded in kidnapping several politicians.

For more details on the criminal procedures related to this event, see the FACoup.

Overview

The Capitol insurrection was a failed coup staged by President Donald Trump in a last-ditch effort to overturn the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election. An angry mob broke into the Capitol, damaged property, and nearly succeeded in attacking or kidnapping politicians. Several people were photographed carrying weapons, flexcuffs, and chemical agents. Many wore body armor.

Dramatic images show the mob assaulting a small police protective force, one ill-equipped for the hundreds or thousands of rioters. People scaled the wall of the Capitol and broke windows. Police were assaulted, one died from wounds suffered during an engagement. As the riot wore down, police simply let the attackers leave, failing to arrest all but a handful that day.

Participants gleefully took to social media during the event. Many posted to Facebook, Twitter, and the nascent and shortlived Conservative media platform, Parler. Despite the ongoing COVID pandemic, few wore masks, making them easy targets for identification. Hackers archived the Parler data and discovered that metadata hadn’t been scrubbed from the media uploads, making it easy to identify attackers. In the wake of the coup, federal investigators began a painstaking process to track down and identify the participants. The resulting investigation marked the single largest investigative effort in bureau history.

Case Summary

USA v Black, Joshua Matthew (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-49-RMM)
Awaiting Indictment
20-January-2021 (Detention Hearing)
Joshua Black was allegedly pictured in the Senate chamber during the failed January 6, 2021 insurrection. He is photographed with blood on his cheek standing near a man carrying flex cuffs and posted videos from the insurrection to YouTube.
Joshua Matthew Black
a.k.a.
LetUsTalk
Joshua Black
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Barnett, Richard (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-13-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
21-January-2021 (Initial Appearance)
Richard "Bigo" Barnett allegedly participated in the January 6, 2021 failed coup, where he was pictured sitting in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office with his feet on the Speaker's desk.
Richard Barnett
a.k.a.
Bigo
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority while carrying a dangerous weapon
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) & (2); (b)(1)(A) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 10 years
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(C)(D) & (G) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Theft of public money, property, or records
18 U.S.C. §641 (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
USA v Alberts, Christopher Michael (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-10-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
28-January-2021 (Preliminary Hearing)
Christopher Alberts was arrested by DC Metropolitan Police Officers on suspicion of possessing a firearm on the Capitol grounds during the January 6, 2021 failed coup.
Christopher Michael Alberts
a.k.a.
Christopher Alberts
Possessing a firearm and ammunition on the grounds of the United States Capitol Building
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(1)(A)(i) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
USA v Coffman, Lonnie Leroy (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-cr-4-CKK)
Awaiting Trial
17-March-2021 (Status Conference)
Lonnie Coffman allegedly possessed firearms and molotov cocktails during the failed coup on January 6, 2021. His truck was parked near a secure perimiter that had been established after the discovery of pipebombs. Officers saw a firearm while performing a sweep, and upon searching the truck, found eleven molotov cocktails and other weapons. He was arrested when attempting to return to his truck and concealed firearms were allegedly found on him. In his truck was a notepad with contact details for Senator Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and a list of "good" people and "bad" people, including a judge.
Lonnie Leroy Coffman
a.k.a.
Lonnie Coffman
Possession of an unregistered firearm
18 U.S.C. §5861(d), 5841, 5845(f), 5871 (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 10 years
Carrying a pistol without a license (outside home or place of business) (3 counts)
22 DC Code §4504(a) (DC Code)
Indicted Up to 5 years
Carrying a rifle or shotgun without a license (outside home or place of business) (2 counts)
22 DC Code §4504(a-1) (DC Code)
Indicted Up to 5 years
Possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device
7 DC Code §2506.01(b) (DC Code)
Indicted Up to 3 years
Possession of an unregistered firearm (5 counts)
7 DC Code §2502.01(a) (DC Code)
Indicted Up to 1 year
Unlawful possession of ammunition (5 counts)
7 DC Code §2506.01(a)(3) (DC Code)
Indicted 1 year to 10 years
USA v Black, Joshua Matthew (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-cr-3-RCL)
Awaiting Trial
Jacob Chansley, the QShaman, allegedly partook in the failed coup on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol building. Photographed in a viking helmet and carrying a spear, Chansley's bare torso revealed several tattoos commonly associated with esoteric neo-Naziism. He was photographed at the dais in the Senate chamber.
Jacob Anthony Chansley
a.k.a.
QShaman
Jacob Angeli
Suspected affiliations:
QAnon
Civil disorder
18 U.S.C. §231(a)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 5 years
Obstruction of an official proceeding
18 U.S.C. §1512(c)(2) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Entering or remaining in a restricted building
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 1 year
Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(2) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(A) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 6 months
Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(G) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 6 months
USA v Sealed (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-12-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
These six defendants were arrested for having allegedly participated in the failed coup on January 6, 2021.
Cindy Fitchett Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Michael Curzio Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Douglas Sweet Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Terry Brown Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Bradley Rukstales Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Thomas Gallagher Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Ciarpelli, Albert A (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-38-RMM)
Awaiting Indictment
Albert Ciarpelli allegedly participated in the failed coup on January 6, 2021, where he was photographed multiple times in the Capitol building.
Albert A Ciarpelli
a.k.a.
Albert Ciarpelli
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Council, Matthew Ross (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-8-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
Matthew Council allegedly participated in the failed coup on January 6, 2021, where he allegedly shoved a Capitol police officer while being part of the mob.
Matthew Ross Council
a.k.a.
Matthew Council
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Evans, Derrick (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-16)
Awaiting Indictment
Derrick Evans was a Republican state legislator from West Virginia who allegedly participated in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He was seen livestreaming from the insurrectionist mob storming the Capitol, shouting "Derrick Evans is in the House!" He resigned his seat shortly after the event.
Derrick Evans Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Johnson, Adam (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-20-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
Adam Johnson was allegedy photographed carrying the lectern from the House of Representatives during the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He has been accused of partaking in the insurrection at the Capitol.
Adam Johnson Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Theft of public money, property, or records
18 U.S.C. §641 (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 10 years
USA v Keller, Klete Derik (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-42-RMM)
Awaiting Indictment
Klete Keller is a three-time American Olympic gold medalist who allegedly partook in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He was photographed in the Capitol wearing his Team USA jacket.
Klete Derik Keller
a.k.a.
Klete Keller
Civil disorder
18 U.S.C. §231(a)(3) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) & (2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(D)(E) & (G) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Loftus, Kevin Daniel (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-31-RMM)
Awaiting Indictment
Kevin Loftus allegedly participated in the failed coup on January 6, 2021, wherein he was photographed in the Capitol building and subsequently found himself on a wanted sheet. He posted to Facebook that he was "in it to win it."
Kevin Daniel Loftus
a.k.a.
Kevin Loftus
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) and (2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(A) and (G) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Fracker, et al (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-36-RMM)
Awaiting Indictment
Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker are police officers in Rocky Mount, Virginia who allegedly took part in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. They had posted pictures to social media.
Thomas Robertson
Suspected affiliations:
Rocky Mount (VA) Police Department
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Jacob Fracker
Suspected affiliations:
Rocky Mount (VA) Police Department
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Baranyi, Thomas (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-00024-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
Thomas Baranyi allegedly participated in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He was interviewed outside the Capitol and described being on the scene when Ashli Babbit was shot by a Capitol Police officer.
Thomas Baranyi Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Colt, Josiah (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-00021-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
Josiah Colt allegedly partook in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He was photographed sitting in the seat reserved for Mike Pence, and later gave an interview to media where he mistakenly claimed to have sat in Nancy Pelosi's seat.
Josiah Colt Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Munchel et al (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-00071-ZMF)
Awaiting Indictment
Eric Munchel and his mother Lisa Eisenhart allegedly participated together in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. Munchel is alleged to have been man in the widely-shared photograph showing a man with flexcuffs leaping over a railing. He was found after an online search, where his unmasked mother helped solidify his identification.
Eric Gavelek Munchel
a.k.a.
Eric Munchel
Zip Tie Guy
Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. §371 (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
Civil Disorders
18 U.S.C. §231(a)(3) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
Lisa Marie Eisenhart
a.k.a.
Lisa Eisenhart
Conspiracy
18 U.S.C. §371 (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
Civil Disorders
18 U.S.C. §231(a)(3) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Jensen, Douglas Austin (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-cr-00006-TJK)
Awaiting Indictment
Douglas Jensen allegedy partook in the failed coup at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. He was apparently seen wearing a "Q" t-shirt and leading a large mob of people through the halls of the building.
Douglas Austin Jensen
a.k.a.
Douglas Jensen
Suspected affiliations:
QAnon
Civil disorder
18 U.S.C. §231(a)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 5 years
Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees
18 U.S.C. §111(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 8 years
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 1 year
Disrupting the orderly conduct of government business
18 U.S.C. §1752(a)(2) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(A) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 6 months
Parading, demonstrating, or picketing on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2)(G) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 6 months
USA v Lang, Edward Jacob (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-00061-GMH)
Awaiting Indictment
Edward Lang allegedly took part in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He was seen in several videos allegedly hitting police officers with a riot shield and posted the images to his social media. One of his images included an arrow pointing to himself appearing to attack a police officer and labeled with the text, "this is me."
Edward Jacob Lang
a.k.a.
Edward Lang
Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees
18 U.S.C. §111(b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 20 years
Civil disorder
18 U.S.C. §231(a)(3) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 5 years
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
18 U.S.C. §1752(a), (b) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 year
Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
40 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months
USA v Ayres, Stephen Michael (US District Court (DC) — 1:21-mj-154-RMM)
Awaiting Indictment
Stephen Ayres is accused of participating in the failed coup on January 6, 2021. He allegedly posted videos of himself and his friends talking about storming the Capitol and was turned over to the FBI by a family member.
Stephen Michael Ayres
a.k.a.
Stephen Ayres
Obstruction of justice/Congress
18 U.S.C. §1512(c)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 20 years
Unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds
18 U.S.C. §1752(a) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 1 years
Violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
18 U.S.C. §5104(e)(2) (United States Code)
Charged (Complaint) Up to 6 months

Document List


All people on this list are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrests, charges, and indictments are not considered evidence of wrongdoing. All defendants presented herein have a right to due process. The public also has a right to learning the disposition of their cases.