William Wright Watson

In July of 2020, William Watson was charged by the state of Alabama with possession of controlled substances and drug trafficking of LSD and Marijuana, felonies under Alabama law, he thus violated his bond by traveling to D.C on the 5th. During the beginning of the interview, he denied any role in any
violence, trespassing, vandalism, or other “criminal activity”.  However, Watson later admitted that “, but we just started all pushing and pushing and pushing and eventually got through that one area and
then they kind of made another little line and then we pushed on that line and then
they gave up and after that one, they gave up, completely, and moved the rest of the
barricades climbing up the steps toward the building and then ushered us, like made
hand motions for us to go in.” Watson then said he entered the US Capitol Building through an already broken window.

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 Wright
  • Last Name(s): Watson
  • Case Number: 21-cr-00513
  • Arrest Location: Nee County, AL
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Judge: Reggie Walton
  • Entry Last Updated: 11/20/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 06/27/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Charges

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) Destruction of Government Property (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) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Capitol Building (6) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (7) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (8)

Case Status

Arrested 5/4/21. Conditions of release were set on 5/12/21. Watson remains on personal recognizance. A bench trial took place on 11/18/22.

USA Attorney

Jennifer Rozzoni
Jennifer M. Rozzoni US DOJ-USAO-Lrm Lee, Edmund 201 3rd St, NW, PO BOX 607, Albuquerque, NM 87105- 505 350 6818 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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