Thomas Roy Vinson biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Morganfield, Kentucky

Lori Ann Vinson, Thomas Roy Vinson

Lori Ann Vinson, Thomas Roy Vinson

Thomas Roy Vinson is a white man from Kentucky, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is one of the two sons of Thomas L. “Jake” Vinson and Connie Vinson of Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois, USA. (a)
  2. He is the brother of Terry Vinson and Treva Vinson. Their father passed away on September 11, 2019. (a)
  3. He and Lori Ann Utley Vinson got married on February 27, 1997. (b)
  4. He and Lori Ann live in Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky. (c)
  5. He previously lived in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA and in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, USA. (d)
  6. On August 1, 2012, he recommended American Commitment Action Center on Facebook. (b)
  7. He is an Air Force veteran. (e)
  8. From June 1998 to October 2006, he worked as a maintenance technician at Gibbs Die Casting Corporation in Henderson, Kentucky. (e)
  9. He and Lori Ann 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. (c)
  10. On January 8, 2021, he and Lori Ann were contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He said he and his wife went to the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 as a “peaceful bunch of people there to express their views to Congress.” (f)
  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. (f)
  12. On February 23, 2021, he and Lori Ann 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. (g)
  13. He was 54 years old when he was arrested on February 23, 2021. (h)


(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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