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Jeffrey Patrick Sabol biography: 13 things about U.S. Capitol riot suspect, Colorado geophysicist

US Capitol building (©Andy Feliciotti)

US Capitol building (©Andy Feliciotti)

Jeffrey Patrick Sabol is a geophysicist from Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Utica, New York, USA. (a)
  2. He grew up in upstate New York. He eventually moved to Colorado where he has lived for many years. (b)
  3. From December 2000 to February 2014, he was a senior geophysical manager at ECC. (c)
  4. In February 2014, he started working as a senior physical manager at KEMRON Environmental Services in Denver, Colorado. (c)
  5. On July 16, 2014, he attended the board of directors meeting of the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) as a technology committee member. (d)
  6. As a geophysicist, he specializes in sophisticated environmental cleanups of Superfund sites. His job involves removing unexploded ordinances from testing grounds for the military. He also supervises other employees and contractors. (a) (e) (f)
  7. He financially supports a former wife, a longtime girlfriend, three teenage children and his parents. He lives with his girlfriend, who works at an elementary school. (a) (b)
  8. Wearing a tan jacket, a brown helmet, a green backpack and black gloves, 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. During the riot, he dragged a U.S. Capitol Police officer down a set of stairs just outside the building and held a police baton against another officer’s neck. (a) (b) (e)
  9. After his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he travelled to Westchester County, New York City, New York. He booked a flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Zurich, Switzerland, where he would not be able to be extradited to the U.S. (a) (b)
  10. While in Westchester County sometime after the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he tried to commit suicide. He later spent several days at a psychiatric facility at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. (a) (b) (e)
  11. On January 11, 2021, police in Clarkstown, New York found him in his car but did not arrest him. (e)
  12. On January 22, 2021, he was arrested at the Westchester Medical Center where he was recovering from his suicide attempt. He was 51 years old when he was arrested. During his electronic hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause in White Plains, New York that day, his court-appointed lawyer Jason Ser argued for his release on $200,000 bail. However, the judge ordered him held without bail. (a) (e)
  13. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with entry/disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building; engaging in physical violence while in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon; disruptive conduct in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon; entering/remaining in a restricted area with a dangerous weapon; assaulting, resisting or impeding officers while using a dangerous weapon; two counts of civil disorder and two counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers. His indictment was filed on January 29, 2021 but unsealed on April 14, 2021. (g)

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

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