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  • Convicted

Kenneth ThomasLast Updated: February 9, 2024


East Liverpool, Alabama

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sentenced on Jan 1, 2024

Executive Summary

Thomas was on the Upper West Terrace at 4:22 p.m. where he was captured on Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) body-worn camera (BWC) footage advancing toward a line of law enforcement and pushing against their shields.

As depicted in the footage, Thomas punched and struck the officers with his fist and forearm at least twice. At 4:26 p.m., officers began to dispel the crowd of rioters from the steps. Thomas turned toward rioters and ordered them to “hold the line” against advancing officers, repeating this several times. In subsequent interviews, law enforcement officers confirmed the attack and stated the individual “was one of the first to come in and start hitting [and] pushing officers on the line.”

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees
  • Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder
  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or on Restricted Grounds
  • Engaging in Physical Violence in Restricted Building or on Restricted Grounds
  • Engage in Physical Violence on Capitol Grounds

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Birmingham, Alabama | May 26, 2021
  • Status Conference

    August 3, 2021 "Status hearing set for 8/3 at 1 pm."
  • Sentenced

    January 1, 2024 "58 months’ incarceration"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 58 month(s)

Press Coverage

  • Ohio Man Found Guilty of Assault on Law Enforcement Charges Connected to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on June 2, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Ohio Man Arrested in Alabama for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on May 28, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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