David Charles Johnston

Johnston and his neighbor Chad Clifton attended the Stop the Steal rally together. Clifton filmed the two men inside the Capitol. They appear to walk through the rotunda, crypt, and visitors center peacefully.

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

  • First Name(s): David
  • Last Name(s): Johnston
  • Case Number: 22-cr-00182
  • Arrest Location: North Charleston, SC
  • Judge: Beryl Howell
  • Entry Last Updated: 12/07/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Johnston was arrested on 5/20/22. Indictment issued 5/23. On 5/27/22, he plead not guilty to all charges and was ordered released. On 9/23/22, Johnston entered a plea of guilty as to count 4 of the Information (doc #7). Sentencing scheduled for 12/16/2022, at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 22A- In Person before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell.

USA Attorney

Ashley Akers

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