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: 08/05/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 09/24/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

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. Entered another not guilty plea as to all counts on 12/16/21. There is a status hearing on September 30, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.

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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