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  • Charged

Matthew BledsoeLast Updated: July 25, 2022

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Trial on Jul 21, 2022

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-204

Charges

  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting;
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds;
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds;
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building;
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Memphis, Tennessee | January 15, 2021
  • Arraigned

    March 12, 2021 "Arraigned 3/12/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts."
  • Initial Appearance

    January 15, 2021 "Initial appearance 1/15/21."
  • Charged

    March 10, 2021 "Indicted 3/10/21."
  • Status Conference

    September 24, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/24/21 at 10:15 am."
  • Status Conference

    July 16, 2021 "Status hearing held on 7/16/21. Defendant remains on personal recognizance."
  • Trial

    July 21, 2022 "Found guilty by jury on 7/21/22 of the felony offense of obstruction of an official proceeding, and four misdemeanor offenses, including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a Capitol Building; disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building."

Press Coverage

  • New Article Memphis Area Man Found Guilty by Jury of Charges Related to Capitol Breach

    Published on July 21, 2022 Read at US DOJ

Verified Social Media Handles

Affiliated People (3)

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    • Convicted

    Eric Torrens

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Gallatin, Tennessee
    • Sentenced on October 29, 2021
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    • Convicted

    Blake Reed

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Nashville, Tennessee
    • Sentenced on April 14, 2022
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    • Convicted

    Jack Griffith

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Nashville, Tennessee
    • Sentenced on October 28, 2021

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