Matthew Leland Klein biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Sherwood, Oregon

Matthew Leland Klein

Matthew Leland Klein

Matthew Leland Klein is a white man from Oregon, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon. (a)
  2. He previous lived in Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas, USA. (b)
  3. He is three years older than his brother Jonathanpeter Allen Klein. (c)
  4. Wearing goggles, a blue shirt, body armor and red-and-black fingerless gloves with the words “Firm Grip” on them, he attended a demonstration outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Marion County, Oregon on September 7, 2020 with Jonathanpeter. They were with around 100 Donald Trump supporters and Proud Boys members who clashed with around 20 Black Lives Matters supporters. (c)
  5. On September 26, 2020, he attended a Proud Boys rally in Delta Park in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon with Jonathanpeter and their younger brother Phillip Edward Klein. After the event, Portland Police Department officers stopped a tan Toyota Tacoma truck that he was riding and cited him on one count of unlawful possession of firearms and two misdemeanor allegations of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public. (c) (d)
  6. In October 2020, Multnomah County prosecutors charged him with two counts of possession of a loaded firearm in a public place. He pleaded guilty in December 2020 and is expected to attend a trial readiness hearing on April 2, 2021. (a)
  7. On December 29, 2020, he and Jonathanpeter bought airline tickets to fly to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on January 4, 2021 and then to Washington, D.C., USA on January 5, 2021. (c)
  8. On January 5, 2021, he and Jonathanpeter attended a rally in support of Trump outside the U.S. Supreme Court building. (c)
  9. With goggles on his forehead while holding a Gadsden flag affixed to a flagpole, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 with Jonathanpeter. That day, Trump’s 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. (c)
  10. On January 8, 2021, he and Jonathanpeter flew back from Washington, D.C. to Portland. (d)
  11. On March 19, 2021, a grand jury indicted him and Jonathanpeter on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, destruction of government property, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds. (a)
  12. On March 23, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him and Jonathanpeter. He appeared via video from a U.S. Marshals lockup in the federal courthouse in Portland before Oregon’s U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta, who ordered him detained as a flight risk and danger to the community. (d)
  13. He was 24 years old when the FBI arrested him on March 23, 2021. (d)


(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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