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Ryan Nichols biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Longview, Texas

Ryan Nichols, Alex Harkrider

Ryan Nichols, Alex Harkrider

Ryan Taylor Nichols is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Longview, Texas. (a) He is originally from Houston, Texas. (b)
  2. He attended Harleton High School in Harleton, Texas and Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. (c)
  3. During Hurricane Harvey in 2017, his home and business were flooded and he and his wife Bonnie Nichols were not able to have a honeymoon. (b)  He, Bonnie and their two sons have a dog named Macy, which was rescued from Hurricane Harvey. (d) 
  4. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps non-commissioned officer. (c)
  5. He is the founder of Rescue the Universe. (c) During Hurricane Florence in September 2018, he drove from Texas to Leland, Brunswick County, North Carolina to help his fellow former Marine David Rebollar rescue stranded residents. In the process, they also rescued six hound dogs locked in cages. It gained national attention and he was featured on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” Season 16 episode 18, which aired on September 27, 2018. In the episode, Ellen Degeneres surprised him with a $25,000 donation from Shutterfly to the Humane Society in his name. She also gifted him and his wife a trip to Hawaii, USA. (b) (e)
  6. In 2020, he did several searches and rescues with his fellow Texas resident and Rescue the Universe member Alex Harkrider. On November 8, 2020, they were interviewed by The Weather Channel to tell the story of the rescues they took part in during Hurricane Sally. In a Facebook post on November 21, 2020, he referred to Harkrider as his “brother from another mother.” (c) 
  7. He is the owner and founder of Simply Unique Boutique and Wholesale Universe, Inc. He is very knowledgeable on the Amazon, Shopify and Facebook platforms. (d) 
  8. On December 24, 2020, he posted a photo of a bullet on his Facebook page called Don’t Listen to Ryan with the words, “By Bullet or Ballot Restoration Of The Republic Is Coming.” (a)
  9. On December 28, 2020, he wrote on his Don’t Listen to Ryan Facebook page that Mike Pence “better do the right thing, or we’re going to MAKE you do the right thing.” (a)
  10. Wearing a Marine Corps camouflage hat, an American flag face cover around his neck, a blue jacket and yellow gloves, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with Harkrider. 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. He was 30 years old when he participated in the riot. (a)
  11. He was a realtor with Texas Real Estate Executives. The real estate firm in Longview terminated him after discovering his possible involvement in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. (f) As of January 13, 2021, he was no longer part of the Longview Area Association of Realtors. (g)
  12. FBI special agent Michael D. Brown filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui signed on January 17, 2021. (a)
  13. On January 18, 2021, he was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail in Tyler, Texas. (h)

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



5 replies »

  1. There’s also about 100 customers of his amazon business that he has ripped off that are coming together to file civil charges against him.


  2. Ryan needs to leave the country he has forsaken. TRAITOR and MORON. Stupidity isn’t a defense, unfortunately for him.


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