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  • Charged

Jonathanpeter KleinLast Updated: January 4, 2022

Location

Heppner, Oregon

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Heppner, Oregon
  • Status conference on Sep 24, 2021

Executive Summary

Jonathanpeter Klein is a self-identified member of the Proud Boys, a group that describes themselves as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.” Matthew Klein is the brother of Jonathanpeter Klein.

As alleged, Matthew Klein assisted members of the crowd with using a police barricade to climb a wall and gain access to an external stairwell leading to the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol. At 2:16 p.m. on Jan. 6, Jonathanpeter Klein entered the Capitol building on the northwest side with his brother entering shortly after through the same door at 2:18 p.m.

After exiting the building, the brothers worked together to forcibly open a secured door on the Capitol’s north side, with federal officers visible on the other side, causing damage to the building in excess of $1,000. When the officers responded to the violent entry, Matthew Klein put on protective goggles and advanced toward the officers waving a flag affixed to a pole in order to interfere with law enforcement’s efforts.

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-237-RDM

Charges

Conspiracy Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting Destruction of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds Disorderly Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Heppner, Oregon | March 23, 2021
  • Initial Appearance

    March 26, 2021 "Initial appearance held 3/26/21."
  • Status Conference

    September 24, 2021 "Status conference or plea hearing scheduled for 9/24 at 2 pm."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Proud Boys

    37 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Two Brothers, Including Self-Identified Proud Boy, Charged and Ordered Detained for Crimes Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on April 5, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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