Updated List of January 6 Assault Defendants

Back in February, I did a post listing the January 6 defendants charged with one or another type of assault against police. I’ve been updating the post (and will update this one), but that one had gotten out of date and I’ve spent much of the morning doing housekeeping on my own tracking of the January 6 defendants so I wanted to repost that list.

Since February, some known assailants have been charged:

  • Julian Khater and George Tanios in the assault on Brian Sicknick suspected of playing a role in his death
  • Albuquerque Cosper Head, Thomas Sibick, and Kyle Young — charged together — in an attack on Michael Fanone and, separately, Daniel Rodriguez for tasing him
  • An expanding group — currently including Jeffrey Sabol, Peter Stager, Michael Lopatic, Clayton Mullins, and Jack Whitton — accused of dragging a cop into the crowd and beating him with various weapons and attacking another, thwarting attempts to help Rosanne Boyland, who was dying nearby

In addition, more militia defendants are being accused of assault, including Proud Boys Christopher Quaglin and Christopher Worrell. Last week, Oath Keeper Jon Schaffer entered a cooperation agreement with the government, probably staving off an assault charge tied to his use of bear spray, and a recent detention motion claims Joshua James riled up assaults on cops as well.

Then there are the rather spectacular cases of Trump State Department official Freddie Klein and former Green Beret Jeffrey McKellop, who’ve been charged with assault.

Yet even while the FBI rounds up more of the people charged with some of the identifiable assaults from January 6, the great majority of BOLOs (Be On the Lookout for — basically, requests for tips) released by the FBI, currently numbering 360, are assault suspects who have yet to be identified. So there may be around 200 more people who could be charged with assault.

And, of course, the pipe bomber remains at large, in spite of a $100,000 reward for information leading to that person’s arrest.

  1. Daniel Page Adams, whose arrest affidavit describes engaging in a “direct struggle with [unnamed] law enforcement officers” (his cousin, Cody Connell, described the exchange as a “civil war”). Tip SM
  2. Zachary Alam, who pushed cops around as he was trying to break into the Speaker’s Lobby. BOLO 79
  3. Wilmar Alvarado, who pushed cops in the mob trying to get in from the West Terrace. BOLO 65
  4. John Anderson, who after taking two riot shields from cops, needed their assistance after getting maced.
  5. David Blair, who poked a cop with a lacrosse stick with a Confederate flag attached. Onsite arrest
  6. Daniel Caldwell, who was filmed macing 15 cops. SM
  7. Matthew Caspel, who was filmed charging the National Guard. Tip SM
  8. William Chrestman, who is accused of threatening a cop as Proud Boys pushed their way past the original line of defense (charged with 18 USC 115). NM
  9. Reed Christensen, who was videotaped swinging at cops. BOLO and video 191
  10. Luke Coffee, who was videotaped beating several cops with a crutch. (Tip SM and BOLO 108)
  11. Lance Copeland, who admitted to fighting with cops on the barricades.
  12. Christian Cortez, who yelled at cops behind a door.
  13. Matthew Council, who was arresting for shoving cops the day of the riot.
  14. Bruno Cua, who was filmed shoving a cop to be able to get into the Senate. Tip LE
  15. Nathan DeGrave, whom security cameras caught threatening to fight cops. Network Sandlin
  16. Daniel Egdvedt, a large man who took swipes and grabbed at several officers as they tried to remove him from the Capitol. BOLO 76
  17. Scott Fairlamb, who was caught in multiple videos shoving and punching officers (one who whom is identified but not named); Cori Bush has said she was threatened by him last summer. Tips, including SM
  18. Kyle Fitzsimons, who charged officers guarding the doorway of the Capitol. BOLO 139
  19. Michael Foy, a former Marine who was caught on multiple videos beating multiple cops with a hockey stick. Tip SM
  20. Robert Giswein, who appears to have ties to the Proud Boys and used a bat to beat cops. NM
  21. Vitali Gossjankowski, who was interviewed about whether he had tased MPD officer Michael Fanone, causing a heart attack; instead he was charged with assaulting CPD officer MM (BOLO 98 — with a second one mentioned)
  22. Alex Harkrider, who after being filmed fighting with police at the door of the Capitol, posted a picture with a crowbar labeled, “weapon;” he was charged with abetting Ryan Nichols’ assault. Tip SM
  23. Richard Harris
  24. Albuquerque Cosper Head, accused of assaulting Michael Fanone.
  25. Emanuel Jackson, whom videos caught punching one officer, and others show beating multiple officers with a metal baseball bat. BOLO 31
  26. Shane Jenkins, alleged to have used a crowbar to break in a window, later threw things including a pole, a desk drawer, and a flagpole at cops.
  27. Douglas Jensen, the QAnon who chased Officer Goodman up the stairs, got charged with resisting him. NM, BOLO 10
  28. Taylor Johnatakis, charged with 111.
  29. Paul Johnson, who carried a bullhorn and was in the initial assault from the west side with Ryan Samsel. BOLO 49
  30. Chad Jones, who used a Trump flag to break the glass in the Speaker’s Lobby door just before Ashli Babbitt was shot and may have intimidated three officers who were pursuing that group. Tip NM
  31. David Judd, who threw a firecracker at cops in the tunnel. Tip and BOLO 137
  32. Julian Elie Khater, who allegedly sprayed Brian Sicknick and two others with very powerful bear spray. BOLO 190
  33. Freddie Klein, the State Department employee who fought with three different officers while trying to break through police lines. BOLO 136
  34. Edward Jacob Lang, who identified himself in a screen cap of a violent mob attacking cops and who was filmed slamming a riot shield into police and later fighting them with a red baseball bat. Tip SM
  35. Nicholas Languerand, accused of throwing a bollar, a can of pepper spray, and a stick at cops in the Lower West Tunnel.
  36. Mark Jefferson Leffingwell, whom a Capitol Police officer described in an affidavit punching him. Onsite arrest
  37. Joshua Lollar, who described fighting cops and was caught in pictures showing himself in the front lines confronting cops. Tip SM
  38. Michael Lopatic, who allegedly assaulted some cops with Stager and Sabol, then took a BWC to hide the assault. BOLO 133
  39. Clifford Mackrell, who attempted to strip an officer’s gas mask after someone else sprayed bear spray. BOLO 124
  40. Patrick Edward McCaughey III, who was filmed crushing MPD Officer Daniel Hodges in one of the doors to the Capitol. BOLO 62
  41. Jeffrey McKellop, a former Special Forces guy accused of assaulting 4 cops, including one by using a flagpole as a spear. BOLO 215
  42. Jonathan Mellis, who used some kind of stick to try to jab and beat police. Tip SM
  43. Garret Miller, who pushed back at cops and then threatened both AOC and the cop who killed Ashli Babbit. Tip LE
  44. Matthew Ryan Miller, who released fire extinguisher in close quarters. Tip SM
  45. Jordan Mink, who used a pole to assault the police.
  46. Patrick Montgomery was charged with assault against MPD officer DJ in a follow-up indictment.
  47. Aaron Mostofsky, possibly for stripping a cop of his or her armored vest and riot shield. NM
  48. Clayton Mullins, alleged to be part of the mob that assaulted AW and two other police. Tip
  49. Jonathan Munafo, alleged to have fought with cops in two different locations, including punching one in the Lower West Terrace. (BOLO and video 170)
  50. Ryan Nichols, who was filmed wielding a crowbar and yelling, “This is not a peaceful protest,” then spraying pepper spray against police trying to prevent entry to the Capitol. Tip SM
  51. Grady Owens, who allegedly hit a cop in the head on the Mall with a skateboard, as he was heading to reinforce the Capitol. BOLO 109
  52. Jason Owens, accused of assaulting a second officer after his son attacked one with a skateboard. Network Owens
  53. Jose Padilla, who shoved cops at a barricade, then helped use a Donald Trump sign as a battering ram against them. Tip SM
  54. Robert Palmer, who sprayed cops with a fire extinguisher then threw it at them.
  55. Dominic Pezzola, a Proud Boy who stole a shield from cops. NM (BOLO 43)
  56. Mark Ponder, filmed repeatedly attacking cops with poles.
  57. Christopher Quaglin, accused of assaulting cops both at the initial breach of the barriers and later in the Lower West Terrace.
  58. Stephen Randolph, who shoved cops at the initial barricade and later bragged about a female cop’s head bouncing off the pavement. BOLO 168
  59. Daniel Rodriguez, whom videos appear to show tasing Michael Fanone. Sedition Hunter-based reporting
  60. Jeffrey Sabol, helped drag a cop from the Capitol and beat him while prone. LE arrest (erratic driving)
  61. Ryan Samsel, who set off the riot by giving a cop a concussion; he appears to have coordinated with Joe Biggs. BOLO 51 (though not IDed by BOLO)
  62. Salvador Sandoval, Jr, who went to the insurrection with his mother and shoved some cops.
  63. Robert Sanford, who was filmed hitting Capitol Police Officer William Young on the head with a fire extinguisher. Tip NM
  64. Ronald Sandlin, who tried to wrestle cops to keep the door to the Senate open. MPD tip
  65. Troy Sargent, who appears to have punched some cops holding a line. Tip SM
  66. Peter Schwartz, a felon who maced several cops. Tip NM (BOLO 120)
  67. Christian Secor, a UCLA self-described fascist who helped shove through some cops to break into the Capitol and then sat in the Senate chamber. Tip NM
  68. DJ Shalvey. The details of the assault charged against Shalvey are not public, but he did get charged for lying about it to the FBI.
  69. Barton Wade Shively, who pushed and shoved some police trying to get into the Capitol, punched another, then struck one of those same cops later and kicked another. BOLO 55
  70. Thomas Sibick, accused of being among a group of men who attacked Michael Fanone and stole his badge.
  71. Peter Francis Stager, who was involved in beating a prone cop with a flagpole. Tip SM
  72. Ezekial Stecher, whom videos showed pushing in the Lower West Tunnel.
  73. Tristan Stevens, who fought cops with a shield and baton. Video
  74. Isaac Sturgeon, who is accused of using a barricade to attack some officers.
  75. George Pierre Tanios, who allegedly conspired with Julian Khater to attack Brian Sicknick and two other cops. BOLO 254
  76. Christopher Warnagiris, the Marine Major who fought to keep the East door open. BOLO 241
  77. Thomas Webster, who attacked a cop with a flagpole (BOLO 145)
  78. Wade Whitten, accused of dragging AW down the steps of the Capitol and hitting him with a crutch (BOLO 130)
  79. Duke Wilson, accused of assaulting several officers in the Lower West Tunnel (BOLO 87)
  80. Christopher Worrell, a Proud Boy who apparently sprayed pepper spray at a line of police.
  81. Kyle Young, accused of attacking Michael Fanone and another officer, and stealing Fanone’s weapon.
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16 replies
  1. joel fisher says:

    Kudos. This is a hell of a post; certainly a future reference point for people wanting to know about 1/6.

  2. Spencer Dawkins says:

    Every time this blog is quiet, the next post(s) make the silence totally worth the wait.

    Thank you for your careful attention to detail, in addition to the dedication jaango mentioned in that comment.

  3. Frank Probst says:

    I’m assuming that there are some people who have competent representation who have staved off charges (so far) by cooperating with the feds.

    Of the people that you’ve seen charged so far, do you have a rough sense of how many have gotten good (or even not so good) lawyers to represent them long-term? I’m wondering how many of them realize how much trouble they’re in. I’m guessing a non-zero number of them think that this is going to be just like traffic court.

    • subtropolis says:

      That law enforcement personnel were among their number wasn’t a surprise— they’ve been bragging about that since forever. What was quite noteworthy was that idiot’s proud boasting about their ultimate goal to overthrow the government. Yeah, bad timing on that flex, buddy. Real bad timing.

    • Leoghann says:

      I could have told them that months ago. In this county, in Gosarland, the Oath Keeper chapter has been actively recruiting, including ads in e-news publications, since last fall. Two weeks ago, I saw a man I know is a sheriff’s officer in a store, wearing an Oath Keepers cap. While that’s certainly not proof, I doubt he picked it up off the roadside.

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