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Christopher Ray Grider

A Waco media station interviewed Grider, who admitted being inside the building near Ashli Babbitt, a woman who was shot outside the speaker’s lobby. Grider allegedly attempted to open the House Chamber doors and stopped after hearing the gunshot which killed her.


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Civil Disorder (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (2) Destruction of Government Property (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (5) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds (6) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (7) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (8) Parading, Demonstrating ,or Picketing in a Capitol Building (9)

Case Status

Grider was arrested on 1/21. He pleaded not guilty to counts 1-7 on 2/22/2021. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ordered the release of Mr. Grider on conditions of release on February 22, 2021 (Per #81: Unopposed MOTION to Travel by CHRISTOPHER RAY GRIDER.) On 04/08/2022, Grider waived his right to a speedy trial. Superseding indictment issued 6/1/22. Grider was found guilty of counts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 during a bench trial on 12/21/22. He then plead guilty to counts 4 and 9. On 5/23/23, he was sentenced to 83 months in prison, 36 months of probation, and $405 in special assessemnts.

USA Attorney

Candace Wong
Candace Chiu Wong US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia 555 Fourth St, NW, Washington, DC 20530 252 202 7849, [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: Assistant US Attorney

Christopher Ray Grider's Mailing Address

Christopher Ray Grider-26622-509
P.O. BOX 1010
Release Date-04/29/2029

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Information on Writing/Encouragement

Chris and his wife own Kissing Tree Vineyards and an online/offline wine store.

Case Documents

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