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Hatchet Speed

Google phone records released to the government showed Speed was present at the Capitol on Jan. 6. After the event, he spoke with an undercover FBI agent and said he was there.

When that individual spoke to Speed a second time, Speed said Antifa was breaking windows and police were using tear gas to force the crowd into off-limit areas.

“They spent a good hour hitting us with tear gas, rubber bullets, and all kinds of things,” Speed said.

“We still weren’t getting violent, because that’s not why we were there.”

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


Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (4) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (5)

Case Status

Speed was arrested on 6/22/22 and appeared in court on 6/23. Indicted 7/18. Superseding indictment issued 1/11/23 Arraignment takes place 1/27/23. During a bench trial on 3/7, he was found guilty of all 5 charges. On 5/8/23, Hatchett Speed was sentenced to 48 months in prison, 36 months of probation, and ordered to pay $170 in special assessments. The judgement was appealed 5/22/23.

USA Attorney

Frederick Yette

USA Attorney

Alexis Loeb

Hatchet Speed's Mailing Address

Hatchet M Speed-07348-510

Release date is 01/01/2029.

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.

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