Ryan Taylor Nichols

Nichols and defendant Alex Harkrider stood on the ledge of a Capitol window near the Lower West Terrace. Nichols is accused of taking a cannister of OC spray from someone in the crowd and spraying it into the area where law enforcement and protesters were fighting.

Harkrider and Nichols are accused of pushing against officers in the spot where Roseanne Boyland was later killed. It is known police were beating civilians like Boyland during this time.

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

Charges

Civil Disorder (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (7) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (9) Act of physical violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (10) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (11)

Case Status

Arrested 1/18/21 in the Eastern District of Texas. Indicted 2/12/21. Arraigned 4/26/21; pleaded not guilty to all counts. Entered another not guilty plea as to all counts on 12/20/21. There was a bond hearing held on 11/20/22 and Nichols was released. There is a status conference scheduled for 12/13 at 11 30 virtually.

Defense Lawyer

Joseph D. McBride

USA Attorney

Sarah W. Rocha
Sarah W. Rocha Trial Attorney D.C. Bar No. 977497 U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia 555 4th Street, NWWashington, D.C. 20530 Telephone: 202-330-1735 [email protected]

USA Attorney

Brittany Anne Keil
Brittany Anne Keil UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 555 4TH ST, WASHINGTON DC 20530 202 252 7763 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Danielle Sara Rosborough
Danielle Sara Rosborough US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Criminal Division, National Security Section 555 4th Street, NW-Washington, DC 20001 202 252 6837 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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