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Robert Flynt Fairchild Jr.

Fairchild allegedly grabbed the security gate and attempted to break through the police line. He encouraged others in the crowd to move the barrier also.  He is pictured entering the Capitol at approximately 3:09 PM.  Once inside, he walked along with the crowd and was filming.

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


Civil Disorder (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (5) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds (6) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (7) Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Grounds or Buildings (8) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (9)

Case Status

Fairchild was arrested on 8/27/21 and first appeared in court on 9/3. He plead not guilty to all charges. Placed on personal recognizance on 9/10/21. Superseding Indictment issued 1/26/22. He plead not guilty to all charges on 3/23/22. On 5/11/22, he entered a plea of guilty as to count 1s. On 10/20/22, he was sentenced to 6 months of incarceration, a special assessment of $100, and restitution of $2,000. Fairchild was allowed to voluntarily surrender.

USA Attorney

Alison Prout
Alison Prout DOJ-USAO Northern District of Georgia Richard B. Russell Federal Building 75 Ted Turner Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30303 404-581-6105 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

Robert Flynt Fairchild Jr.'s Mailing Address

NA- Released with conditions.

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