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  • Arrested

David MehaffieLast Updated: March 15, 2023


Kettering, Ohio

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Kettering, Ohio
  • Trial on Sep 13, 2022

Executive Summary

Mehaffie can be seen walking up the exterior terrace stairs and into the tunnel as part of the first group of individuals to attempt to breach the Capitol through that entrance. As depicted in BWC footage, Mehaffie is seen at approximately 2:42 p.m. standing outside the first set of double doors repeatedly using his fist to pound on the unbroken glass. Moments later, another rioter used a makeshift weapon to break the glass window out of the door that Mehaffie was pounding.

Mehaffie was the first to walk through the first set of doors and open a second set of doors where U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers had formed a human barricade to protect the entrance from being breached. As Mehaffie held the door open, other rioters began attacking the USCP and MPD officers with their hands and makeshift weapons, including flag poles.

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:



  • Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers and Aiding and Abetting
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting
  • Civil Disorder
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Kettering, Ohio | August 12, 2021
  • Arraigned

    August 17, 2021 "Arraigned 8/17/21 where her pleaded not guilty to all counts. Defendant placed on personal recognizance."
  • Status Conference

    September 20, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/20/2021 at 2:00 pm.."
  • Trial

    September 13, 2022 "Found guilty 9/13/22 of a total of four offenses. They include two felony charges: aiding and abetting in assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers, and interfering with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder. The two misdemeanor charges include: disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building and aiding and abetting in committing an act of violence in the Capitol Building or grounds."

Press Coverage

  • Ohio Man Sentenced on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Capitol Breach

    Published on February 24, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Three Men Found Guilty of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Capitol Breach

    Published on September 13, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Texas and Ohio Men Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on August 19, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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