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Karl Dresch

Dresch made statements on social media saying he was in the Capitol acting peacefully with the crowd. He stated police were “poking” and “gassing randomly into women and children being peaceful.”

At 5 17pm, he posted a selfie outside the Capitol, saying he “had a beer on our front porch.”

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

  • First Name(s): Karl
  • Last Name(s): Dresch
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-71
  • Arrest Location: Calumet, MI
  • Judge: Amy Berman Jackson
  • Entry Last Updated: 11/15/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/24/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (4) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (5)

Case Status

Arrested 1/19/2021. Indictment filed 2/3/21- hearings for bond/release were continued as Dresch remained committed pretrial. Arraigned 3/29 where he plead not guilty to all counts. Plea Agreement Hearing held 8/4/21, he plead guilty to count 5. Case proceeded directly to sentencing- sentenced to the time served on pretrial detention (January 19, 2021 through August 4, 2021) and Restitution of $500. No period of Supervised Release imposed. Counts 1, 2, 3, and 4 were dismissed on Oral Motion by the Government.

USA Attorney

Demian Shipe Ahn
Demian Shipe Ahn US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Cyber Crime Section 555 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7106- FAX 202 616 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Jennifer Blackwell
Assistant United States Attorney D.C. Bar No. 481097 555 4th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Phone: (202) 803-1590 Email: [email protected]

Karl Dresch's Mailing Address

Dresch was released from prison on August 4th.

Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

Information on Writing/Encouragement

Dresch owns a local business that he is getting back in order after prison. His wife Sara's father passed away on the same day her husband was arrested. When the arrest occurred, the government "ransacked" their home, leaving everything out of place. This created trauma and a feeling of violation that Mrs. Dresch is overcoming.

Case Documents

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