John Earl Sullivan is an African-American man from Utah, United States. Here are 13 things about him:
- He lives in Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah. (a)
- He is the leader of Insurgence USA. He organizes protests through the organization. (b)
- A civilian was shot an injured during a protest he organized on June 30, 2020 in Provo, Utah. (b)
- On July 9, 2020, he was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of rioting, making a threat of violence and criminal chief. (a) On July 13, 2020, he was charged with rioting and criminal mischief in Provo. (b)
- On January 6, 2021, he went to Washington, D.C., USA to attend and film the Stop the Steal march. While he referred to himself as an activist and a journalist, he admitted that he did not have any press credentials. (b)
- After the Stop the Steal march on January 6, 2021, he wore a ballistic vest and gas mask and entered the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. along with Donald Trump supporters who breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He was able to film the moment rioter Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer inside the building. (b)
- He was 26 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (b)
- On January 7, 2021, he voluntarily participated in an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in Washington, D.C. (b) After giving interviews to local and national media, he was detained for about 90 minutes in Washington, D.C. (a)
- On January 9, 2021, he sent to a law enforcement 50-minute video he took within and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. At various points in the video, he can be heard saying, “There are so many people. Let’s go. This s**t is ours! F**k yeah,” “We accomplished this s**t. We did this together. F**k yeah! We are all a part of this history” and “Let’s burn this s**t down.” (b)
- On January 11, 2021, FBI special agent Matthew B. Foulger conducted a voluntary interview with him at his residence. He denied carrying a knife with him when he was inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. (b)
- Foulger submitted an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint charging him with civil disorders, restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. The affidavit was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on January 13, 2021. (b)
- On January 14, 2021, he was arrested under a U.S. Marshall warrant. He was booked into the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office in Tooele, Utah and charged with civil disorders, restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct.
- He is expected to appear in court on January 15, 2021.
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