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  • Convicted

Robert Fairchild Jr.Last Updated: October 21, 2022


Orlando, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Orlando, Florida
  • Sentenced on Oct 20, 2022

Executive Summary

According to MPD body-worn camera (BWC) footage, Fairchild was on the exterior west plaza of the U.S. Capitol building during the riot where he was seen consistently moving up and down the police line along the security gate barriers.

As alleged, at 1:23 p.m., Fairchild was seen grabbing the security gate and attempting to remove it from the officer’s control but was unsuccessful. Later, Fairchild was seen pushing with the crowd against the barriers, causing officers to use their batons and hands to fight back. As alleged, at 2:10 p.m., Fairchild used his body to push the barriers into the line of MPD officers, and five minutes later, helped the crowd carry away a barrier removed from the police line. Fairchild was also observed walking through the Senate wing door around 3:09 p.m. At approximately 3;27 p.m., he allegedly stood near the broken window of the south exterior door and appeared to take a video of the crowd with his phone. At approximately 3:29 p.m., Fairchild is seen exiting the building. 

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Engaging in Physical Violence in the Ground or Capitol Building
  • Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers
  • Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder
  • Obstructing or Impeding Official Proceeding

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Orlando, Florida | August 12, 2021
  • Pleaded

    May 11, 2022 "Pleaded guilty 5/11/22."
  • Sentenced

    October 20, 2022 "Sentenced 10/20/2022 to six months of incarceration, $2,000 restitution."

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 6 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2000

Press Coverage

  • Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge for Offenses Committed During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on May 11, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Maryland and Florida Men Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on January 28, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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