Sean David Watson

Sean Watson’s participation in the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot is
supported by a review of his texts, photographs, and videos from his seized cellular
telephone. For example, on January 7, 2021, he texts, “I am fine. I was one of the people
that helped storm the capitol building and smash out the windows . We made history today. Proudest
day of my life!” Later that day, Watson texts, “Got some videos and pics will share them when
I get back.” In addition to texts, the following images were discovered in his phone
despite his attempt to delete them.

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


Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct and Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Sean Watson was arrested on 4/28/21 and had his initial appearance in court on 4/30/21. He was released on conditions on 5/10/21. He entered a plea of not guilty as to all counts on 6/24/21. On 4/21/22, he entered a plea of guilty as to Count 4. On 9/6, he was sentenced to 7 days in prison and 24 months of probation.

USA Attorney

Graciela Rodriguez Lindberg
Graciela R. Lindberg Assistant United States Attorney Detailee United States Attorney’s Office District of Columbia Mobile (956) 754-9350 Texas Bar Number 00797963 [email protected]

Case Documents

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