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  • Convicted

Thomas BallardLast Updated: February 9, 2024


Fort Worth, Texas

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sentenced on Jan 1, 2024

Executive Summary

As depicted in public video and body-worn camera (BWC) footage, at approximately 4:47 p.m., Ballard threw a tabletop at the police officers. A few minutes later, he used a baton to assault officers.  

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon 
  • Civil Disorder 
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon 
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
  • Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
  • Disorderly Conduct in Capitol Building
  • Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Fort Worth, Texas | August 10, 2021
  • Status Conference

    August 13, 2021 "Detention hearing scheduled for 8/13 at 10 am."
  • Sentenced

    January 1, 2024 "Sentenced to 54 months’ incarceration 36 months’ supervised release $2,000 fine"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 54 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 36 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2,000

Press Coverage

  • Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge For Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on July 12, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Texas Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on August 11, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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