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  • Arrested

Graydon YoungLast Updated: January 4, 2022

Location

Englewood, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Organized for 1/6
  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
  • Plea agreement on Jun 23, 2021

Executive Summary

Donned paramilitary gear and joined with Watkins and Crowl in a military-style “stack” formation that marched up the center steps on the east side of the U.S. Capitol, breached the door at the top, and then stormed the building.

According to court documents, Young coordinated with others – some of whom are affiliated with the Oath Keepers – in advance of his activities in Washington on Jan. 6.

For example, Young and others discussed the need to maintain operational security and, accordingly, used encrypted messaging applications to communicate. On Jan. 4, Young flew from Florida to North Carolina and drove with at least one co-conspirator to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area the next day. On the morning of Jan. 6, he met up with some of the co-conspirators at an event near the White House. In the early afternoon, Young marched with some of the co-conspirators toward the U.S. Capitol.

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-28

Charges

Conspiracy; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Destruction of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Tampering with Documents or Proceedings

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Middle District, Florida | February 15, 2021
  • Charged

    February 19, 2021 "Charged via superseding indictment on 2/19/21."
  • Arraigned

    March 11, 2021 "Arraigned on 3/11/21 where he pleaded not guilty to counts 1-4 and 6. The defendant remains on PR/HISP"
  • Plea Agreement

    June 23, 2021 "Plea hearing held 6/23 where the defendant pleaded guilty to counts 1 and 2 of the fourth superseding indictment."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Oath Keepers

    24 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Charges of Conspiracy and Obstruction Following Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on June 24, 2021 Read at US DOJ
  • Six Individuals Affiliated with the Oath Keepers Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress on Jan. 6, 2021

    Published on February 19, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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