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: 06/13/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 01/12/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding, Aiding and Abetting (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disruptive and Disorderly Conduct in a Restricted Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Arrested 1/18/21 in the Central District of California. Indicted on 2/5/21 and arraigned on 2/25/21. Strand pleaded not guilty to all counts. Released on conditions on 1/28/21. His trial is currently set for 7/18/22 at 9am. Remains on personal recognizance.

USA Attorney

April Holly Ayres-Perez
April Holly Ayres-Perez US Attorney's Office Southern District of TX 11204 McPherson Rd. Ste 100A Laredo, TX 78045 956 723 6523 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Melissa Joy Jackson
Melissa Joy Jackson US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia 555 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7786 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED US Assistant Attorney

Prison Name

26117-509-Released 1/21/21

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