Billy Knutson

Knutson allegedly climbed through a window and was livestreaming inside the Capitol. He allegedly spoke with police, but there is no further detail as to his activities inside the building.

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Knutson was arrested on 1/12/22 and on 01/20/2022, he was released on personal recognizance. He was indicted 1/24. On 2/11, he plead not guilty to all charges. On 4/18, he plead guilty to count 1 of the superseding information (doc #20). Sentencing held on 8/26/2022, sentenced to 6 months of incarceration; Followed by 12 months of Supervised Release. Special Assessment owed in the amount of $25. Restitution owed in the amount of $500. All remaining counts dismissed on oral motion by the government.

USA Attorney

Joseph G. DeGaetano
TN Bar No. 021448 Assistant United States Attorney District of Columbia Capitol Riot Detailee 555 4th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone No. (423) 385-1345 email- [email protected]

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