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Joshua John Portlock

Portlock appears in video footage at the US Capitol. He allegedly pushed open a barricade along with others in the crowd. It is possible he used a piece of plywood to shield himself from police outside the Capitol. He passed fallen police shields to others in the group who were at the front of the line.

At one point, another protester was experiencing a medical emergency and Portlock moved him into the police line, pleading for officers to help him.

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): Portlock
  • Case Number: 22-cr-00067
  • Arrest Location: Smyrna, TN
  • Judge: Zia Faruqui
  • Judge: Carl Nichols
  • Entry Last Updated: 10/18/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 12/02/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Civil Disorder (1) Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds (5) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (6)

Case Status

Portlock was arrested on 11/3/21. His initial court appearance took place on 11/9. Indictment issued 3/4/22. On 8/31/23, he plead guilty to count 4. Sentencing occurs on 12/1/23 at 12 30 pm in Courtroom 17.

USA Attorney

Benjamin Kringer
Benjamin Edward Kringer DOJ-USAO United States Attorney's Office 555 4th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-256-2397 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Elizabeth Erickson

Joshua John Portlock's Mailing Address

NA-Released on personal recognizance, including home detention and location monitoring.

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