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  • Convicted

Eric MunchelLast Updated: September 11, 2023


Nashville, Tennessee

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Middle District, Tennessee
  • Sentenced on Sep 8, 2023

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding
  • Conspiracy to Commit Obstruction
  • Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting
  • Violent Entry or Disorderly Conduct
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting
  • Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on Capitol Grounds or Buildings and Aiding and Abetting
  • Entering and Remaining in the Gallery of Congress
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Middle District, Tennessee | January 10, 2021
  • Arraigned

    June 23, 2021 "Arraigned 6/23/21. Pleaded not guilty. Remains on personal recognizance."
  • Initial Appearance

    January 12, 2021 "Initial appearance 1/12/21."
  • Charged

    February 12, 2021 "Indicted 2/12/21."
  • Charged

    June 2, 2021 "First superseding indictment filed 6/2/21."
  • Charged

    January 24, 2021 "Ordered detained and transported to Washington, D.C. 1/24/21."
  • Status Conference

    September 20, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/20 at 10 am."
  • Status Conference

    September 21, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/21 at 11 am."
  • Sentenced

    September 8, 2023 "Sentenced to 57 months in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 57 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 36 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2000

Press Coverage

  • Tennessee Mother and Son (“Zip Tie Guy”) Sentenced on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on September 8, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Mother and Son Found Guilty of Charges For Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on April 19, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Two Men Charged in Connection with Events at U.S. Capitol

    Published on January 10, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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