John Herbert Strand

There were many videos on mainstream news sites that depicted people in the Capitol Building. In the video, timestamped 2:27-2:29 p.m. Strand and Gold can be seen walking with a companion through National Statuary Hall, which is located inside the Capitol.  Gold stated “I can
certainly speak to the place that I was, and it most emphatically was not a riot,” and “Where I
was, was incredibly peaceful.”  There is no account of any acts of violence done by either Strand or Gold.

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 Herbert
  • Last Name(s): Strand
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-85
  • Judge: G Michael Harvey
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/26/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 01/12/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding, Aiding and Abetting Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds Disruptive and Disorderly Conduct in a Restricted Building Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Case Status

Arrested 1/18/21 in the Central District of California Released on conditions. Indicted on 2/5/21 and arraigned on 2/25/21. Strand pleaded not guilty to all counts. His next status conference is set for 2/8/22.

USA Attorney

Michael R. Sherwin

Prison Name

26117-509-Released 1/21/21

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