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Blake A. Reed biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Nashville, Tennessee

Blake Austin Reed, Matthew Bledsoe

Blake Austin Reed, Matthew Bledsoe

Blake Austin Reed is a white man from Tennessee, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Wedgewood-Houston, Nashville, Tennessee. (a)
  2. From 2000 to 2004, he attended Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee. (b)
  3. From 2004 to 2009, he attended the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. (b)
  4. From 2012 to October 2013, he was the superintendent of Bluff City Operations‘ human resources management. (b)
  5. From February 2014 to November 2015, he was a superintendent at Regent Homes in Nolensville, Tennessee. (b)
  6. From November 2015 to September 2017, he was a project manager at Blalock Homes in Franklin, Tennessee. (b)
  7. From April 2018 to October 2019, he was a senior project manager at Vintage South Development in Nashville. (b)
  8. He owns Black Lion Brokers, which he established in November 2017 and is based in Nashville. (b)
  9. On January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Donald 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. (a)
  10. While inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, he was photographed with his fellow rioter Matthew Bledsoe. (a)
  11. After the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he took to Facebook to share his experience. He wrote, “We The People have spoken and we are pissed! No antifa, no BLM… We The People took the Capitol! Every American ethnicity was here. Democratic tyranny WILL NOT STAND! WE HAVE SPOKEN!!” (a) 
  12. On the morning of January 17, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him at a home in Wedgewood-Houston. (a) He was 35 years old when he was arrested. He was booked into the Davidson County Jail on January 17, 2021. (c) His Facebook and Instagram accounts were no longer public after his arrest.
  13. His neighbor Brice McCloud in Wedgewood-Houston said he has “always been super friendly” to them. (a) 

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