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 warnings of the gunshot which killed her.

During the interview, he reports feeling  “shocked.” He wanted to show support for President Trump and his country. After Babbitt was killed, he was unable to leave and “panicked” because the crowd pushed him forward.

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

  • First Name(s): Christopher
  • Last Name(s): Grider
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-22
  • Arrest Location: Austin, Texas
  • Judge: Robin Meriweather
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/06/2021
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Destruction of Government Property; Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Impeding Passage Through the Capitol Grounds or Buildings; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Case Status

Grider was arrested on 1/21. He pleaded not guilty to counts 1-7 on 2/22. The most recent status conference was 8/30.

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

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Information on Writing/Encouragement

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

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