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  • Charged

Landon CopelandLast Updated: May 20, 2022

Location

Apple Valley, Utah

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in St. George, Utah
  • Pleaded on May 19, 2022

Executive Summary

Copeland entered the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6 where he assaulted law enforcement officers and obstructed their efforts to carry out their duties.

According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) footage, Copeland shouted at officers and pushed another crowd member into the police line before being pushed back. Shortly after, Copeland was involved in a tug-of-war style struggle with police over a metal bike rack fence barricade. After one or more officers deployed a chemical irritant, Copeland tossed the bike rack toward multiple law enforcement officers. 

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-570

Charges

  • 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
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    St. George, Utah | April 29, 2021
  • Status Conference

    June 30, 2021 "Competency status hearing held 6/30. Further competency status hearing to be rescheduled."
  • Pleaded

    May 19, 2022 "Pleaded guilty 5/19/22."
  • Charged

    October 29, 2021 "Indicted 10/29/21."

Press Coverage

  • Utah Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on April 29, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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