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Vaughn Gordon biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Lafayette, Louisiana

Vaugn A. Gordon (©St. Martin Parish Correctional Center)

Vaugn A. Gordon (©St. Martin Parish Correctional Center)

Vaughn Allan Gordon is a white man from Louisiana, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. (a) 
  2. He previously lived in Texas particularly in Bowie and in Hurst. (b)
  3. He is the son of Joseph Gordon. (c)
  4. He has two sisters namely Tracie Gordon Handel and Billie Jo Gordon Carter. (c)
  5. On August 6, 2019, his mother Justine Liesch Gordon died in Lafayette. (c)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he travelled from Louisiana to Washington, D.C., USA with his friend and fellow Lafayette resident Robert Besson to attend the Stop the Steal rally. (a) 
  7. He and Besson listened to Donald Trump‘s speech in front of the White House before marching to the Capitol Hill with their fellow supporters of the 45th U.S. president. (a) 
  8. On January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Trump’s 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. He entered the building while Besson stayed outside. (a) 
  9. Inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, he was around 20 feet away from Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot during the riot. (a) 
  10. He was 54 years old when he joined the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a) 
  11. On January 9, 2021, he was carrying a black flag attached to a stick while speaking before a group of 50 people gathered in front of the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He told them he neither vandalized anything nor became violent when he was inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 for almost 2 hours. (a) 
  12. On January 14, 2021, he was arrested. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna in the Western District of Louisiana via video conference. (c) 
  13. On January 14, 2021, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center in St. Martinville, Louisiana. (c) 

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