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Joshua Matthew Black

Black was pictured inside the Senate Chamber, bleeding from his left cheek apparently from some sort of projectile that was shot at him.  Black admitted to having a knife, which explain the bulk of the charges the DOJ was able to include in his case.  Black stated, however, that the knife was under his clothes and he did not take it out to use it.  He was not charged with any violence.

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 Matthew
  • Last Name(s): Black
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-127
  • Arrest Location: Northern District, AL
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Amy Berman Jackson
  • Entry Last Updated: 10/18/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/22/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: Yes
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (2) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (3) Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Buildings (4) Entering and Remaining on the Floor of Congress (5) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6)

Case Status

Arrested 1/14/22. Initial appearance 2/16/21. Black remains on personal recognizance. Indicted 2/17/21 and arraigned 3/19/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts. Motions hearing held on 4/22/21. Status conferences held on 5/4, 7/7, and 9/10, 2/10/22, 3/18/22, and 4/28/22. Defense received extra time to file pretrial motions. 12/7/22 superseding indictment filed. On 12/20, Black plead not guilty to all charges. After a bench trial, he was found guilty on 1/13/23 of counts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. On 5/16/23, Black was sentenced to 20 months incarceration, with credit for time served. He was also ordered to complete 24 months of probation and pay a total of $320 in special assessments and restitution in the amount of $2,000.

USA Attorney

Seth Meinero
Seth Meinero DOJ-USAO 555 Fourth St, NW, Washington, DC 20904 202 252 5847 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Emily Allen

USA Attorney

Eric Boylan

Joshua Matthew Black's Mailing Address

Joshua Matthew Black-25686-509
P.O. BOX 14500
Release Date is 09/29/2024

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