Ronald L. Sandlin

Investigation revealed a video posted to the internet of a large crowd of
individuals breaching one of the doors leading into the U.S. Capitol. There are several USCP
officers attempting to hold back the large surge of individuals trying to push past them to get inside
the building. A much smaller group of individuals located behind the USCP officers can be seen
in the video attempting to remove the USCP officers from the doorway to allow for the individuals
outside the U.S. Capitol building to come inside. Ronald Sandlin was already inside the U.S. Capitol and behind the USCP officers.  Sandlin is observed reaching out and attempting to rip the helmet off of a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

Sandlin is also pictured smoking what appears to be a joint inside the Capitol Building.

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

Charges

Conspiracy (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (3) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (4) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (5) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (6) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (7) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers (8) Civil Disorder (9) Civil Disorder (10) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (11) Disorderly Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (12)

Case Status

Arrested 1/28/21 in the District of Nevada. Initial appearance 2/1/21 at 3:00pm in the District of Nevada. Sandlin plead not guilty to counts 1-2,3-4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 on 3/18/21- was ordered detained. He entered another not guilty plea as to all counts on 9/21/21. Entered a guilty plea as to Counts 1 and 4 on 9/30/22. Sentencing held on 12/9/2022, sentenced to 63 months of incarceration, 36 months of supervised release, $2,000 in restitution and $200 special assessment. Fine TBD.

USA Attorney

Jessica Arco
Trial Attorney - Detailee D.C. Bar No. 1035204 601 D Street NW Washington, DC 20530 [email protected] (202) 514-3204

Ronald L. Sandlin's Mailing Address

Ronald Sandlin-27879-509
FCI FORREST CITY LOW
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 9000
FORREST CITY, AR 72336
Release date is 07/13/2025

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