David Joseph Gietzen

Gietzen is accused of pushing against a Capitol Police Officer’s shield. He allegedly thrust a pole toward police. He is seen in the West Terrace in the same area where Roseanne Boyland later passed away at the hands of Capitol Police. It is possible Gietzen was acting to defend those around him.

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): Gietzen
  • Case Number: 22-cr-00116
  • Arrest Location: Sanford, NC
  • Judge: Carl Nichols
  • Entry Last Updated: 09/18/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Charges

Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting (1) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (3) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (6) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (7) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (8)

Case Status

Gietzen was arrested on 5/11/22 and appeared in court on 5/17. He plead not guilty to all charges and was ordered released. His next status hearing in 10/24 at 1pm via phone.

USA Attorney

Elizabeth Eriksen

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