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Couy Griffin

Social media posts and photos show Griffin present at the Capitol on Jan. 6th. He says he was caught up in the crowd that pushed through the barricades. One of his statements depicted the event as mainly peaceful and mentions he was not involved in violent activity.

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

  • First Name(s): Couy
  • Last Name(s): Griffin
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-92
  • Arrest Location: Washington, DC
  • Judge: Trevor McFadden
  • Entry Last Updated: 05/10/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/17/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2)

Case Status

Couy Griffin was arrested on 1/17/21. Conditions of release were set on 02/05/2021. Trial resumed and held on 3/22/2022. Verdict of guilty rendered by the Court as to count 1 (Entering and Remaining in a restricted building). Sentencing held on 6/17/2022, sentenced to a term of fourteen (14) Days of Incarceration, with credit for time served, followed by a term of Twelve (12) Months of Supervised Release. A $25.00 Special Assessment and a $3,000.00 Fine imposed. The final judgment was appealed the same day.

Defense Lawyer

Nicholas D. Smith

USA Attorney

Janani Iyengar
Janani Iyengar US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Criminal Division 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 202 252 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Emily A. Miller
Capitol Breach Discovery Coordinator DC Bar No. 462077 555 Fourth Street, N.W., Room 5826 Washington, DC 20530 [email protected] Phone-(202) 252-6988

USA Attorney

Kimberly Paschall
Assistant US Attorney DC Bar. No. 1015665 555 4th Street NW Room 4116 Washington, DC 20530 Phone- (202)-252-2650 Email- [email protected]

Couy Griffin's Mailing Address


Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

Information on Writing/Encouragement

Couy Griffin c/o Patriot Mail Project PO Box 173 King NC 27021 Griffin founded an organization called Cowboys for Trump.

Case Documents

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