Jeffrey Shane Witcher

In an interview with the FBI a couple weeks after the event, he stated that he felt it was “necessary to facilitate a dialogue” only he had expected it to be nonviolent and peaceful.  Witcher served in both the Marines and in the Army, it was during his time in the Marines that he met Richard Barnard.  While inside the Capitol, video evidence shows Witcher shouting (after an individual allegedly threw a fire extinguisher) “Don’t do that! No, no! No! These are not our enemies.”  Witcher’s case is still pending, however violence is not included in his list of charges.

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

  • First Name(s): Jeffrey Shane
  • Last Name(s): Witcher
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-235
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/26/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/11/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Case Status

Arrested 02/25/2021 in Western District of Texas. Indicted 3/19 and Arraigned on 4/19. Wicher pleaded not guilty to all counts and was placed on personal recognizance bond. Status hearing set for 7/19/21 at 1 pm.

USA Attorney

Brandon Regan
Brandon Regan DOJ-USAO Federal Major Creimes 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7759 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant US Attorney

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