Matthew Perna

Perna is pictured inside the U.S Capitol on January 6th, but there is no detail of any violence committed by him at any point during January 6th.

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

  • First Name(s): Matthew
  • Last Name(s): Perna
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-156
  • Arrest Location: Sharpsville, PA
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/08/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 02/28/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting 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

Case Status

Arrested 1/19/21 in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Initial appearance 1/19/21 at 2:30 p.m. Released on personal recognizance on 1/25//21. Perna entered a not guilty plea to counts 1,2,3, and 4. On 11/18/21, he plead guilty to all charges. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Perna sadly passed away due to suicide. Here is more information if you wish to express your condolences to his family.

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