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Dona Sue Bissey

Photos and social media posts show Bissey inside the Capitol on Jan. 6th as well as outside the grounds at the rally. She and a friend vocalized their opinions and connected with others. However, there is no evidence to suggest they engaged in violence.

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

  • First Name(s): Dona
  • Last Name(s): Bissey
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-165
  • Arrest Location: Bloomfield, IN
  • Judge: Tanya Chutkan
  • Entry Last Updated: 11/21/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/21/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Bissey was arrested on 2/26/21. Conditions of release were set on 3/1/21. She pleaded not guilty to all counts on 3/12/21 during an arraignment. At a plea agreement on 7/19, she pleaded guilty to count 1. Sentencing held on 10/12/21, sentenced to fourteen (14) days of incarceration; sixty (60) hours of community service; special assessment of $10.00 and restitution in the amount of 500.00. Oral motion by government to dismiss all remaining counts of the Information; heard and granted.

Defense Lawyer

Cara Kurtz Halverson

USA Attorney

Joshua Seth Rothstein
Joshua Seth Rothstein DOJ-CRM, Criminal Division 555 4th St NW, Washington, DC 2053 202 252 1900, [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Dona Sue Bissey's Mailing Address

NA-Released on personal recognizance.

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

Bissey owns a salon in her local area.

Case Documents


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