Jerry Ryals

Though his actions prior are not detailed, Ryals eventually made it to the doors of the U.S. Capitol Building. He stated that he got pushed up into the hallways inside of the U.S. Capitol Building. However, once inside, he saw there were offices in the hallway, and he went into one. He then exited the office and got pushed back outside by the Capitol Police and the flow of the crowd.
Ryals stated that after he had been outside for about 5-10 minutes, he went back inside
the U.S. Capitol Building. He traveled to various points within the U.S. Capitol Building, including
hallways, stairs, and the rotunda. At one point, he stated he was in front of a statue of George
Ryals also stated that he met up with Griffith a few times inside the U.S. Capitol
Building. Eventually, Ryals left the U.S. Capitol Building. Once outside, he took a picture of
himself and Griffith outside the U.S. Capitol Building.

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

  • First Name(s): Jerry
  • Last Name(s): Ryals
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-244
  • Arrest Location: Muscogee, OK
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/22/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/30/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; 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 on 03/04/2021 in Muscogee, Oklahoma. Ryals was indicted on 3/24 and pleaded not guilty on all counts on 4/7. Defendant remains on personal recognizance bond and has status hearing set for 8/11/21 at 10AM.

USA Attorney

Kevin Birney
Kevin Birney US Attorney's Office 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 202 252 7165 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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