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Thomas Baranyi

Thomas Baranyi stated in a media interview on Capitol Grounds that he was behind Ashli Babbitt when she was shot. He claims to blood pictured on his right hand in the photo above is hers from after she fell back.

“It could have been me, but she went in first,” he told the reporter.

He then lifted his hand and said “People have to do something because this could be you or your kids.”


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

  • First Name(s): Thomas
  • Last Name(s): Baranyi
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-62
  • Arrest Location: Unknown, NJ
  • Judge: James Boasberg
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/04/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 06/08/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building (1) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (2) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (3) Parading, Demonstrating, and Picketing in a Capitol Building (4)

Case Status

Baranyi was arrested on 1/12/21. Initial appearance in the District of New Jersey on 1/21/21. He was released on personal recognizance on 1/21/21. He plead not guilty to counts 1-4 on 2/10/21. On 2/3/22, he entered a guilty plea as to count 1. Sentencing held before Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/17/2022, he was committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of 90 days. Baranyi was further ordered to serve 1 year of supervised release and pay a $25 special assessment and $500 in restitution Counts 2, 3 and 4 dismissed on motion by the government.

USA Attorney

Candace Wong
Candace Chiu Wong US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia 555 Fourth St, NW, Washington, DC 20530 252 202 7849, [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: Assistant US Attorney

USA Attorney

Michael W. Mitchell
Assistant United States Attorney Texas Bar No. 24037126 Capitol Riot Detail District of Columbia 6450 Mineral Drive, Suite 210 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 (208) 676-7341 [email protected]

Thomas Baranyi's Mailing Address

NA-released on personal recognizance.

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