Lori Ann Vinson biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Morganfield, Kentucky

Lori Ann Vinson, Thomas Roy Vinson

Lori Ann Vinson, Thomas Roy Vinson

Lori Ann Utley Vinson is a white woman from Kentucky, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She and Thomas Roy Vinson got married on February 27, 1997. (a)
  2. She and Thomas live in Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky. (b)
  3. She previously lived in Uniontown, Union County. (c)
  4. She previously lived in Henderson, Kentucky. (c)
  5. She previously lived in Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico, USA. (c)
  6. She used to work as a nurse at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. (b) (d)
  7. She and Thomas 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 Bidens victory in the 2020 presidential election. After the riot, she wrote on Facebook, “I was probably one of the first 100 in there and i would say at the most there were several thousand in there.” (b) (e)
  8. On January 8, 2021, she returned to work at Ascension St. Vincent. After her shift, she was fired for criminal behavior at the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. After returning home from work that day, she and Thomas were contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She explained that she and her husband were “let in” the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and did not “bust in.” (b) (d)
  9. On January 13, 2021, Fox17 News published an interview with her defending her involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and reacted to her termination from Ascension St. Vincent. She said, “I felt like what I had done was justified and so I just said I would do this all over again tomorrow. I’m sorry that you don’t see my worth.” (e)
  10. On January 15, 2021, the FBI contacted her again. She claimed she knew there was something going on related to the certification of the electoral votes on January 6, 2021 but she did not know that Congress was “in session” at that time. (e)
  11. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against her and Thomas, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on February 22, 2021. (e)
  12. On February 23, 2021, she and Thomas were arrested in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky and appeared in federal court Owensboro. For their participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, they were each charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, disruptive conduct in the U.S. Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings. (f)
  13. She was 49 years old when she was arrested on February 23, 2021. (c)


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


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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