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.


Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Case Status

Arrested 1/15. Indicted 2/3. Arraigned 3/29 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts. Plea agreement hearing held 8/4 where he pleaded guilty to count 5. Case proceeded directly to sentencing. Sentenced to time served and restitution of $500.

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

Prison Name

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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