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
  • Judge: Zia M. Faruqui
  • Entry Last Updated: 06/27/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 06/27/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Civil Disorders; Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Violent Entry or Disorderly Conduct

Case Status

Arrested 5/4/21. Conditions of release were set on 5/12/21. Case #21-cr-97 was closed and merged with #21-cr-00513 on 8/6/21. Entered a plea of not guilty as to all counts (1-8) on 10/12/21. The hearing scheduled for 5/24/2022 was continued to 7/25/2022 at 10:00 AM. You can access this conference by calling 1-877-873-8017 and entering the Court's access code (8583213) followed by the pound key (#). Watson remains on personal recognizance.

USA Attorney

Channing D Phillips

Case Documents

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