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Guy Reffitt biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Wylie, Texas

Guy Wesley Reffitt

Guy Wesley Reffitt

Guy Wesley Reffitt is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Wylie, Texas. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. (b)
  3. He is a member of the Three Percenters, an anti-government movement, according to his wife. (a)
  4. He and his wife Nicole Reffitt have one son named Jackson Reffitt and two daughters namely Sarah Reffitt and Peyton Reffitt. (c) (d)
  5. He is a licensed driver in Texas. He works in the oil and gas industry. (c) (e)
  6. On March 10, 2011, he was booked into Henderson County Jail in Athens, Texas for driving while intoxicated. He was released on the same day. (b)
  7. On October 17, 2020, he posted a comment for Texas Freedom Force, a militia extremist group. (f)
  8. Wearing a blue jacket over a black padded or tactical-style vest and a black helmet with a Go-Pro-style camera attached, 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. He was caught on camera using a water bottle to flush out his eyes on the West Front of the building. (f)
  9. On January 8, 2021, he returned home to Wylie from Washington, D.C. and brought two firearms from his car to the house. He told his family that he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and he had recorded some of the events on his Go Pro camera. (f) 
  10. While at home in Wylie with his son and his younger daughter on January 11, 2021, he told his children that he had to erase everything because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was watching him, told his son if he reported him to the police, he would have no option but to do his duty for his country and “do what he had to do,” told his daughter that if she betrayed the family, he would “put a bullet through” her phone, according to the FBI. However, his wife and two daughters claimed that their discussion was taken out of context and insisted that he was not a violent person. On the other hand, his son does not regret informing the FBI about his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (c) (d) (f)
  11. An warrant for his arrest was issued on January 15, 2021. On January 16, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his home in Wylie. During their search of his home, the agents found an AR-15 rifle and a Smith & Wesson pistol. He is super passionate and sometimes says things he does not mean, his wife told the agents. (f) He was booked into the Fannin County Jail in Bonham, Texas. (c) He was 48 years old when he was arrested. (a)
  12. Bryan filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 16, 2021. (f) For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstruction of justice and unlawful entry. (a)
  13. He will appear before a federal judge on January 25, 2021. (c)

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

 

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