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Matthew Bledsoe biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Memphis, Tennessee

Matthew Bledsoe

Matthew Bledsoe

Matthew J. Bledsoe is a white man from Tennessee, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Cordova, Shelby County. (b)
  3. From 2000 to 2002, he attended Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee. (c)
  4. From July 2009 to August 2013, he was a lead mover at Big League Movers in Memphis. (c)
  5. He is the owner of Primetime Movers, which he launched in November 2016 and is based in Memphis. (c)
  6. On October 25, 2020, Memphis Police Department officers arrested him. He was charged with domestic assault with bodily harm and released on his own recognizance. He was accused of kicking in the front door of his home in Cordova, chasing his wife Kathryn Bledsoe, picking her up by her throat and slamming her onto the floor. He was 36 years old at the time. (b)
  7. 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. (d)
  8. He took photos and videos of himself during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and posted them on Instagram before deactivating his Instagram account. (d) In one of the videos, he said, “In the Capitol. This is our house. We pay for this s**t. Where’s those pieces of s**t at?” (a)
  9. His wife Shea Bledsoe confirmed his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and praised him for it on Facebook before deactivating her Facebook account. (e)
  10. Federal Bureau of Investigation task force officer Kenneth Hale filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 13, 2021. (d)
  11. On the morning of January 15, 2021, FBI agents arrested him. (a)
  12. On January 15, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry, and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds. (a)
  13. His first federal court video appearance was held at a federal court in Memphis at 11:00 a.m. on January 15, 2021. (a)

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

 

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