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Anthony Robert Williams biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Southgate, Michigan

Anthony Robert Williams (©FBI)

Anthony Robert Williams (©FBI)

Anthony Robert Williams is a white man from Michigan, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Southgate, Wayne County, Michigan. (a)
  2. He is a painter. (b)
  3. He believed that the 2020 U.S. presidential election results were fraudulent. On November 13, 2021, he wrote on Facebook, “Every lie will be revealed. ‘Americans’ who participated in fraudulent scheme to overthrow our duly elected president are TRAITORS. China orchestrated the attack and will pay severely for their transgression. American is a nation under a just GOD. Be prepared to #FightBack #HOLDTHELINE #Trump2020 #NoRetreatSurrender.” (a)
  4. On January 5, 2021, he took to Facebook to post his location as Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA. (a)
  5. 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. (a)
  6. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey signed on March 24, 2021. (a)
  7. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstruction of official proceedings, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. (c)
  8. On March 26, 2021, he was arrested. Represented by court-appointed lawyer Stacey Studnicki, he appeared in court before U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Altman, who released him on March 26 on an unsecured bond of $10,000, required him to surrender his passport and prohibited him from possessing a firearm or other dangerous weapons for the duration of his court proceedings. (b) (c)
  9. He was 45 years old when he was arrested on March 26, 2021. (b)
  10. He is expected to appear virtually in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on March 31, 2021. (c)

 

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

SOURCES:

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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