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Robert Anthony Lyon

Lyon was seen on surveillance inside the Capitol walking among the crowd. He was stopped by Capitol Police afterwards on the corner of S Capitol Street and C St, SW with Dustin Thompson.

Thompson was holding a stolen coat rack from inside the building and fled from police when stopped. Lyon consented to a search of his bag. Police found marijuana and a bottle of bourbon inside. It is believed Thompson took the bourbon inside of the Capitol.

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

  • First Name(s): Robert Anthony
  • Last Name(s): Lyon
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-161
  • Arrest Location: Columbus, OH
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Reggie Walton
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/19/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/25/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1) Theft of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (5) Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building (6)

Case Status

Arrested 1/25/21. Initial appearance held 1/28/21, where Lyon was released on personal recognizance. Arraigned and plead not guilty 4/21/21. On 3/14/22, he plead guilty to counts 2 and 4. On 9/22/22, he was sentenced to 40 days incarceration followed by a supervised release period of 1 year. He was also ordered to pay two special assessments of $50, restitution in the amount of $2,000, and a fine of $1,000.

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