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  • Arrested

David MoerschelLast Updated: June 27, 2022

Location

Punta Gorda, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Charged on Jun 22, 2022

Executive Summary

According to the indictment, Moerschel attended planning meetings prior to Jan. 6, including a GoToMeeting titled “florida dc op planning chat” on Dec. 31, 2020, and “dc planning call” on Jan. 3.

As alleged, he joined an invitation-only encrypted Signal group message titled “OK FL DC OP Jan 6” which Moerschel, co-defendants and leaders of the conspiracy used to communicate with one another and coordinate activity. On Jan. 4, co-defendant Kelly Meggs wrote in the chat: “Rally 3 pm if possible and need location DM but only those who will caravan.” On the same day, co-defendant Jessica Watkins wrote in the chat: “Where can we drop off weapons to the QRF team? I’d like to have the weapons secured prior to the Op tomorrow.”

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

21-mj-512

Charges

  • Conspiracy
  • Obstruction of Justice/Congress
  • Unlawful Entry into Restricted Buildings or Grounds

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Fort Myers, Florida | July 2, 2021
  • Initial Appearance

    July 12, 2021 "Initial appearance held 7/12/21."
  • Charged

    August 4, 2021 "Fifth superseding indictment filed 8/4/2021."
  • Charged

    December 1, 2021 "Sixth superseding indictment filed 12/1/2021."
  • Charged

    June 22, 2022 "New case, indictment, 1/12/22. Superseding indictment filed, 6/22/22."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Oath Keepers

    24 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Fifth Superseding Indictment Unsealed in Oath Keeper Conspiracy Case Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on August 10, 2021 Read at US DOJ
  • Oath Keepers Member Arrested on Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on July 7, 2021 Read at US DOJ

Affiliated People (10)

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    • Arrested

    • Subpoenaed

    Stewart Rhodes

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Granbury, Texas
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
    Occupation
    • Oath Keepers
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    • Arrested

    Kelly Meggs

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Kenneth Harrelson

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Titusville, Florida
    • Trial on January 31, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Jessica Watkins

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Dayton, Ohio
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Joshua James

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Arab, Alabama
    • Pleaded on March 2, 2022
    Occupation
    • Leader of Oath Keepers Alabama Chapter
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    • Arrested

    Roberto Minuta

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Southern District, New York
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Joseph Hackett

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Sarasota, Florida
    • Charged on January 12, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Brian Ulrich

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Guyton, Georgia
    • Pleaded on April 29, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Thomas Caldwell

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Edward Vallejo

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Phoenix, Arizona
    • Charged on June 22, 2022

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