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William Hendry Mellors

Mellors is accused of spraying police with bear spray outside the doors of the Capitol. He was identified by a tipster who called the FBI after noticing his bloody ear.

He posted accounts of what he saw on Jan. 6th on Parler.

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

  • First Name(s): William
  • Last Name(s): Mellors
  • Case Number: 22-mj-162
  • Arrest Location: Houston, TX
  • Judge: Robin Meriweather
  • Judge: James Boasberg
  • Entry Last Updated: 08/10/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/14/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Civil Disorder (1) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (6)

Case Status

Mellors was arrested on 7/18/22 and released on personal recognizance the following day after appearing in court. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Pretrial Conference set for 10/27/2023. Jury Selection/Trial set for 11/27/2023 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 22A- In Person before Chief Judge James E. Boasberg.

USA Attorney

Frederick Yette
Frederick Walton Yette U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE National Security Section 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20018 (202) 252-7733 Fax: (202) 252-7792 [email protected]

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