John Earle Sullivan

John Earle Sullivan

John Earle Sullivan (born July 18, 1994), also known as Jayden X, or Activist John, is a political activist, alleged agitator at the January 6 Capitol riot, and photojournalist from Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. By May 2021, Sullivan faced eight charges for his involvement in the siege, centered around an allegation he instigated rioters so he could video the violence for later sale to news outlets. The film he produced on this occasion and released on Youtube was noted for its documentary and evidentiary value.

Prior to this, Sullivan has organized and participated in various protests and counterprotests (which took place in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement), some with incidents of violence, during which he has also made documentary footage. According to some cultural observers, the first-person recordings taken by Sullivan have traits of gonzo journalism.

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

  • First Name(s): John
  • Last Name(s): Sullivan
  • AKA: Jayden X; Activist John; Jayden Xander
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-78
  • Arrest Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/02/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 01/12/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Charges

TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1s) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1ss) CIVIL DISORDER; Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting (2) CIVIL DISORDER; Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting (2s) CIVIL DISORDER; Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting (2ss) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Dangerous Weapon (3s) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Dangerous Weapon (3ss) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Dangerous Weapon (4s) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Dangerous Weapon (4ss) FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (5) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Buildings (5s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Building (5ss) FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (6) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6ss) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (7s) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (7ss) STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY; False Statement or Representation Made to an Agency of the Unites States (8s) STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY; False Statement or Representation Made to an Agency of the United States (8ss)

Case Status

Initial appearance in the District of Utah at 4pm on 1/15/2021. Sullivan was indicted on 2/3/21 and pleaded not guilty to counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. His next status conference is 3/4/22.

USA Attorney


Channing D. Phillips Michael R. Sherwin

Information on Writing/Encouragement

https://www.facebook.com/realTrumpTater/posts/745272206105009

Case Documents

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