Richard Bryan Watrous

Watrous attended the Trump rally and followed the crowd to the Capitol. He entered after Ashli Babbitt’s shooting and felt uncomfortable. After being inside for 5 minutes, he left and sat on the Capitol steps. He then re-entered briefly a second time when a woman he met outside wanted to see what was going on.

There is no evidence he engaged in violence. He left after entering the second time and went back to his hotel.

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

  • First Name(s): Richard
  • Last Name(s): Watrous
  • Case Number: 21-cr-00627
  • Arrest Location: Homer, NY
  • Judge: Beryl Howell
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/15/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 11/22/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building (2) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Richard Watrous was arrested on 9/28/21 and appeared in court on 10/5/21. During an arraignment on 10/22/21, he pleaded not guilty to all counts. On 1/14/21, he entered a plea of guilty as to count 4. Sentencing held on 4/21/2022, sentenced on Count 4 of the Information to serve a term of thirty-six (36) months Probation with special conditions of intermittent confinement and home detention; a special assessment of $10.00, a fine of $2,500.00, and restitution in the amount of $500.00 ordered. Oral motion by the government for the dismissal of Counts 1, 2, and 3 of the Information, granted; Counts 1, 2, and 3 dismissed. The Court will retain jurisdiction of this case.

USA Attorney

Douglas Collyer
Douglas Collyer DOJ-USAO Gateway Building 14 Durkee Street Room 340 Plattsburgh, NY 12901 518-314-7800 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

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