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James Allen Mels

James Mels told FBI officers he entered the Capitol to read the Constitution to officers and have “his voice heard.”

He showed them images of himself inside the building. It doesn’t appear he 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): James
  • Last Name(s): Mels
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-184
  • Arrest Location: Roseville, MI
  • Judge: Beryl Howell
  • Entry Last Updated: 01/22/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/27/2022
  • 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; Parading (3) Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Mels was arrested on 2/11/21 and appeared in court on the same day. Released on personal recognizance on 02/22/21. He pleaded not guilty to all counts on 03/05/21. On 7/22/22, he plead guilty to count 1. On 10/28/22, Mels was sentenced to 36 months probation with a special condition of home confinement and ordered to $500 restitution and a $25 special assessment.

USA Attorney

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE-FBI United States Attorney's Office-Federal Building and United States Courthouse 222 W 7th Avenue, #9 RM 253 Anchorage, AK 99501 907 271 [email protected] ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney-

USA Attorney

Gregory Rosen
Gregory Paul Rosen US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 6932-FAX 202 514 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY- ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Monica Anne Stump
Monica Anne Stump DOJ-USAO 555 4th Street NW Washington, DC 20530 (618) 622-3860 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

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