Thomas Webster

Webster is accused of attacking a Metropolitan Police Department officer at the Capitol. The officer’s body camera footage shows Webster unleashing profanity-laden insults against the officer, then shoving a metal barrier into the officer and arming himself with a flagpole with a large Marine Corps flag attached, the FBI stated in court documents. Webster raised the flagpole above his head and then struck the metal barrier, before striking at the officer numerous times, the FBI stated, then Webster pinned the officer to the ground and tried to remove the officer’s face shield and gas mask.  There is no account of Webster entering the Capitol building.

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

Charges

Assaulting (1) Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (2) Civil Disorder (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (6) Disorderly Conduct Within the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (7) Act of Physical Violence Within the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (8)

Case Status

Arrested 2/22/21 in the Southern District of New York. Initial Appearance 2/23/2021 and ordered detained. Indicted 3/12. Webster was arraigned on 4/9/21 and pleaded not guilty to counts 1-7. Motion for release from custody granted 6/29/21. His jury trial began on 4/26/22. On 5/2/22, he was convicted as to counts 1-6 of the 2nd Indictment.

USA Attorney

Brian Kelly

USA Attorney

Hava Levinson Mirell
Hava Arin Levinson Mirell US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 312 N Spring St. Ste 1200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 213 894 0717 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant US Attorney

USA Attorney

Katherine Nielsen
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]

Prison Name

Thomas Webster-31135-509 FCI TEXARKANA FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION P.O. BOX 7000 TEXARKANA, TX 75505 Release date is 12/15/30

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