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Joshua Dressel

MSNBC footage and Capitol surveillance showed Dressel inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.

There is no evidence he acted violently. He said in a Facebook message he “was trying to stop the crazy s*** and calm things down.”

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

  • First Name(s): Joshua
  • Last Name(s): Dressel
  • Case Number: 21-cr-00572
  • Arrest Location: St. Louis, MO,
  • Judge: Christopher Cooper
  • Entry Last Updated: 10/18/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/26/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Dressel was arrested on 7/13/21 and appeared in court on 7/16. He was released on personal recognizance. Dressel plead guilty to count 4 on 8/18/22. On 3/21/23, he was sentenced to 14 days in prison with no probation. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $500 in restitution.

USA Attorney

Matthew Moeder
Matthew Moeder US Dept of Justice 400 E 9th Street, Room 5510 Kansas City, MO 64106 816 426 4103 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Seth Adam Meinero
Seth Adam Meinero DOJ-USAO 555 4th St, NW Washington, DC 20904 202 252 5847 [email protected]

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