Eric Gavelek Munchel

Munchel entered the Capitol with a cell phone attached to his chest. He is pictured next to a mob of people who attacked two police officers and pursued them. Munchel admits to having a taser with him that day for self-protection. He accompanied his mother, Lisa Eisenhart. She wanted to attend President Trump’s rally and be part of the events of that day despite having an injured shoulder.

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  • First Name(s): Eric
  • Last Name(s): Munchel
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-118
  • Judge: Royce Lamberth
  • Entry Last Updated: 04/23/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/23/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Charges

TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) TAMPERING WITH WITNESS, VICTIM, OR AN INFORMANT; Conspiracy to Commit Obstruction (1s) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Restricted Building or Grounds (2) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2s) FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Violent Entry or Disorderly Conduct (3) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting (3s) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting (4s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Buildings and Aiding and Abetting (5s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Entering and Remaining in the Gallery of Congress (6s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (7s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (8s)

Case Status

Munchel was arrested on 1/10/21 and Initially appeared in court on 1/12/21. During an arraignment on 2/17/21, he pleaded not guilty. Conditions of release were set on 03/29/21. Further Status Conference set for 5/12/2022 at 1:30 PM by VTC before Judge Royce C. Lamberth.

Interested Party

Press Coalition

Interested Party's Lawyer

Charles Tobin

Interested Party's Lawyer

Lauren Russell

Interested Party's Lawyer

Maxwell Mishkin

USA Attorney


Ahmet Muhkatir Baset US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 4TH STREET, N.W., Room 4209 Washington, D.C. 20530 202 252 [email protected] TERMINATED 3/17/21 LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Justin Todd Sher
Justin Todd Sher US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 353 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Leslie Goemaat
Leslie Goemaat US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 Fourth Street, N.W.,-Washington, DC 20530 202 803 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Karen Rochlin
Karen E. Rochlin DOJ-USAO 99 Northeast 4th Street Miami, FL 33132 305-961-9234 Email: [email protected] ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Prison Name

NA-Released on personal recognizance. Originally sent to DC Jail.

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