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Walter J. Messer

Messer stated on social media that he walked into the Capitol. He is seen walking through the building, filming a video. There is no evidence he engaged in violence.

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  • First Name(s): Walter J.
  • Last Name(s): Messer
  • Case Number: 21-cr-631
  • Arrest Location: Dayton, OH
  • Judge: Robin Meriweather
  • Judge: Timothy Kelly
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/03/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/27/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Knowingly Entering or Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (2) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds (3) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in any of the Capitol Buildings (4)

Case Status

Messer was arrested on 7/8/21. Released on personal recognizance on 8/13/21. Entered a plea of not guilty as to all counts on 11/4/21. Plea Agreement Hearing held on 6/12/23, entered a plea of guilty as to Count 4. Sentencing set for 9/11/2023 at 3:30 PM before Judge Timothy J. Kelly.

USA Attorney

Anne Veldhuis
Anne Veldhuis Department of Justice 1355 El Camino Real, Unit 828 Redwood City, CA 94063, 415-307-6722 Email: [email protected], LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant US Attorney

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