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Patrick Edward McCaughey III biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter who attacked Daniel Hodges

Patrick Edward McCaughey III

Patrick Edward McCaughey III

Patrick Edward McCaughey III is a white man from Connecticut, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his mother. (a) (b)
  2. He holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Germany. (c)
  3. He played football and made the honor roll in high school. (c)
  4. He works with his father Patrick Edward McCaughey II in general contracting projects in Fairfield County, Connecticut where he had strong family ties. (c)
  5. Wearing slightly tinted eye glasses and a brown hooded sweatshirt, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. 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. While inside the building, he was caught on camera pinning U.S. Capitol Police officer Daniel Hodges to the door. He told Hodges to “just go home.” He also told him, “Come on, man. You are going to get squished.” (a)
  6. While at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, he took a selfie with the rioters in the background. He was also caught on camera that day leaving the U.S. Capitol after hitting other police officers with a riot shield. (a)
  7. He had no criminal history prior to his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (b)
  8. On January 15, 2021, a tipster contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Threat Operations Center to reveal his identity. The tipster knew him since they were children. (a)
  9. An FBI task force officer filed a criminal complaint against whim, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on January 18, 2021. (a)
  10. On January 19, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his father’s second home in South Salem, New York, USA. He was 23 years old when he was arrested. (c)
  11. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or employees, civil disorder, entering restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. (c)
  12. When he appeared for a bail hearing in federal court in White Plains, New York on January 20, 2021, he argued that at one point during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he tried to help Hodges so he was entitled to be released on bond. However, the judge ordered him held without bail pending trial. (b) (c)
  13. His case is being transferred to Washington. (b)

 

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