Joshua Matthew Black biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Leeds, Alabama

Joshua Matthew Black

Joshua Matthew Black

Joshua Matthew Black is a white man from Alabama, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Leeds, Alabama. (a) He has also lived in other parts of Alabama including Birmingham. (b)
  2. He previously lived in Georgia particularly in Clarkesville, Cornelia, Cleveland and Dahlonega. (b)  
  3. On January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Donald Trump supporters 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. (c)
  4. Wearing a red hat, camouflage jacket and yellow gloves, he was 44 years old when he joined the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a) During the riot, he was hit by a projectile. His left cheek was bleeding when he was photographed with his fellow rioter Larry Rendall Brock, Jr. inside the Senate Chamber. (c)
  5. He said his goal on January 6, 2021 was to get inside the U.S. Capitol building so he could “plead the blood of Jesus over it” and once he saw the door to the U.S. Senate inside the building, he he just “felt like the spirit of God” wanted him to go in the Senate room. (d) 
  6. Before the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he did not have any arrests in Alabama. (a) 
  7. On January 7, 2021, he anonymously called the Federal Bureau of Investigation to confess that he broke into the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 and entered the Senate chamber with other people. The FBI found out the telephone number he used was associated with him. (c)
  8. With his left cheek still wounded, he gave details of his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 in two YouTube videos he posted on January 8, 2021. (d) 
  9. On January 8, 2021, he voluntarily met with an FBI agent in Moody, Alabama.
  10. FBI special agent Jeffrey Weeks filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on January 13, 2021. (c)
  11. On January 14, 2021, he was arrested in Northern Alabama. (e)
  12. He was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds. (e)
  13. His detention, preliminary and identity hearings will be at 2:30 p.m. on January 20, 2021. (e)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)



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