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  • Convicted

Salvatore VassalloLast Updated: October 20, 2023


Toms River, New Jersey

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Toms River, New Jersey
  • Sentenced on Oct 4, 2023

Executive Summary

According to court documents, on Jan. 6, 2021, Vassallo illegally entered the Capitol grounds. He hopped over a rail and joined a mob that was confronting law enforcement officers on the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol, near the Senate Wing Door and the Senate Fire Door. At approximately 4:26 p.m., he emerged from the crowd and faced the officers. Several seconds later, he abruptly charged at an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department who was in the process of assisting other officers. Vassallo grabbed and pushed the officer with what appeared to be a significant amount of force. Moments later, he departed from that area.

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder,
  • Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers,
  • Entering or 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,
  • Act of Disorderly Conduct in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings,
  • Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings.

Timeline of Litigation

  • Charged

    September 12, 2022 "Complaint filed 9/12/22."
  • Arrested

    Toms River, New Jersey | September 14, 2022
  • Sentenced

    October 4, 2023 "Sentenced to 18 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release"

Press Coverage

  • N.J. Man Sentenced on Felony Assault Charge for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on October 4, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • New Jersey Man Arrested on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on September 15, 2022 Read at US DOJ