Lloyd Casimir Cruz, Jr.

Lloyd Cruz was eating lunch at a food truck after the rally and said he walked closer to the Capitol to help others after rubber bullets and tear gas were deployed.

He filmed the events outside with a GoPro camera and later walked into the building.

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


Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (2)

Case Status

Lloyd Cruz was arrested on 2/28/22 and indicted on 3/4. Superseding indictment issued on 3/11. On 3/29, he plead not guilty to all charges. A motion hearing takes place on 1/13/23 at 9am in Courtroom 16. This must occur pre-trial.

USA Attorney

Andrew Tessman
Andrew J. Tessman Assistant United States Attorney (Detailee) United States Attorney’s Office 300 Virginia Street Charleston, WV (304) 345-2200 [email protected]

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