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Sara Carpenter

There is no evidence of any violence committed by Carpenter.  She is pictured inside the Capitol Rotunda holding what appears to be a tambourine.  Carpenter stated she was trampled and pepper sprayed as she exited the Capitol building.

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

  • First Name(s): Sara
  • Last Name(s): Carpenter
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-305
  • Arrest Location: Jamaica, NY
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: James E. Boasberg
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/28/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/24/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding 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) Impeding Passage Through the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (7)

Case Status

Arrested 3/23/21. Initial appearance held on 3/29/21, released on personal recognizance. Charged via criminal information on 4/15/21 and arraigned on 4/29/21 where she pleaded not guilty to all counts. Charged via superseding indictment on 6/16/21. Arraigned 7/7/21 where she pleaded not guilty to all counts. Superseding Indictment issued 12/1/21. Entered another not guilty plea as to all counts on 12/16/21. The next status conference is 11/28 at 3pm. Jury trial held/concluded 3/9/23- verdict of guilty as to Counts 1-7 of the Second Superseding Indictment. Sentencing has been reset to 12/19/2023 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 22A- In Person before Chief Judge James E. Boasberg.

USA Attorney

Katherine Nielsen
Trial Attorney, Detailee United States Attorney’s Office District of Columbia D.C. Bar No. 491879 555 4th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone: (202) 355-5736 Email: [email protected]

USA Attorney

Christopher Matthew Cook
Assistant United States Attorney - Detailee KS Bar Number 23860 United States Attorney’s Office 601 D Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone: 412-327-3487 Email: [email protected]

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