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Grayson Sherrill biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Cherryville, North Carolina

Grayson Sherrill (©FBI)

Grayson Sherrill (©FBI)

Grayson Ross Sherrill is a white man from North Carolina, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Cherryville, Gaston County, North Carolina. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Red Springs, North Carolina. (b)
  3. He is the son of David Sherrill and Sherri Peterson Sherrill. (b) (c)
  4. On September 29, 2020, his grandfather Robert “Pete” Junior Peterson died at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation in Cherryville at the age of 82. (c)
  5. On December 2, 2020, his great-grandmother Mary Lou Hallman Sherrill died at her home in Red Springs at the age of 89. (b)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he travelled to Washington, D.C., USA with South Carolina residents Elliot Bishai and Elias Irizarry. (d)
  7. Wearing a red Keep America Great hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark colored combat-style boots, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 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 took a photo of himself standing next to a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower is inside the U.S. Capitol rotunda. (a) (e)
  8. Two family members informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complain against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on February 23, 2021. (a)
  9. On the morning of March 1, 2021, he was arrested in Cherryville. (a)
  10. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted buildings or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (a)


(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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