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Thomas Roy Vinson

Thomas and Lori Vinson said they went to the Capitol as a “peaceful bunch of people there to
express their views to Congress…,” describing their conduct mainly as chanting and talking.
According to the Vinsons, they did not damage or take anything.  They are pictured inside the capitol, recording and taking pictures on their phones, however no violence on their behalf was detailed.

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 Roy
  • Last Name(s): Vinson
  • Case Number: 21-cr-00355
  • Arrest Location: Owensboro, KY
  • Judge: Robin M. Meriweather
  • Judge: Reggie Walton
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/07/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/16/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds (1) Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business (2) Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings (4)

Case Status

Arrested 3/16/21. Initial appearance held the same day, and was released on personal recognizance. Charged via criminal information 5/12/21. Arraigned 6/7/21 where he plead not guilty to all counts. Plea agreement hearing held 7/27/21 where he entered a guilty plea as to count 4 of the information. On 10/22/21, Vinson was sentenced to 5 years probation, a $5,000 fine, $500 restitution, and 120 hours of community service.

USA Attorney

Mary Lyle Dohrrman
Mary L. Dohrmann 555 4th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Phone: (202) 252-7035 Email: [email protected]

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