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  • Arrested

Kelly MeggsLast Updated: June 27, 2022

Location

Dunnellon, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
  • Charged on Jun 22, 2022

Executive Summary

Oath Keepers Florida Chapter Leader who led Roger Stone’s security detail on January 6th. 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

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:22-cr-15

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

  • Charged

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

    May 26, 2021 "Fourth superseding indictment issued 5/26"
  • Charged

    March 12, 2021 "Second superseding indictment 3/12."
  • Charged

    March 31, 2021 "Third superseding indictment issued 3/31"
  • Status Conference

    August 10, 2021 "Status conference set for 8/10 at 10 am"
  • Status Conference

    September 7, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/7 at 2 pm."
  • Arrested

    Middle District, Florida | February 19, 2021
  • Charged

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

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

    January 12, 2022 "New case filed 1/12/22. Seditious conspiracy and other charges. See accompanying indictment that was filed 1/12/2022. The case now has a new case number, as indicated."
  • Charged

    June 22, 2022 "Superseding indictment filed 6/22/22."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Oath Keepers

    24 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Far-right Oath Keepers exchanged messages about GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson during Jan. 6 riot

    Published on April 19, 2022 Read at CBS News
  • Oath Keepers and Proud Boys were in touch before US Capitol attack, texts reveal

    Published on April 19, 2022 Read at The Guardian
  • Oath Keepers Member Arrested on Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on July 7, 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

Affiliated People (14)

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    • Arrested

    Connie Meggs

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

    Laura Steele

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Kernersville, North Carolina
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Donovan Crowl

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

    Jessica Watkins

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

    Graydon Young

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
    • Plea agreement on June 23, 2021
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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

    Kenneth Harrelson

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

    David Moerschel

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Fort Myers, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 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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