Richard 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
  • Arrest Location: Homer, NY
  • Judge: Beryl Howell
  • 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 cour ton 10/5. During an arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to all counts. His next status conference is scheduled for 12/17.

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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