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James Wayne Brooks

James Brooks is shown on surveillance outside of the Capitol taking photos with his cell phone.

He stood outside the Upper West Terrace near the scaffolding and waved a South Carolina flag with a Marine Corps logo attached to it. It doesn’t appear that he engaged in any 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): Brooks
  • Case Number: 1:22-cr-18
  • Judge: Jia Cobb
  • Entry Last Updated: 10/30/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Brooks was arrested on 1/5/22. He was ordered released on personal recognizance. Indicted 1/11/22. During an arraignment on 3/22, he plead not guilty to all charges. Brooks plead guilty to count 1 on 8/4. On 11/3, he was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $25 special assessment, and restitution in the amount of $500.

USA Attorney

Joseph G. DeGaetano
JOSEPH DEGAETANO Assistant United States Attorney 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 [email protected] (423) 385-1345

USA Attorney

Zachary Phillips
Zachary Phillips Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney’s Office, 1801 California Street, Suite 1600 Denver, CO 80202 (720) 281-1611 [email protected]

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