Michael Lee Roche biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Michael Lee Roche (©FBI)

Michael Lee Roche is a white man from United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. (a)
  2. He works as a server at Farmers Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro. (b)
  3. Wearing a red wool cap with white lettering and 45 logo on the front, 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)
  4. On February 2, 2021, United States Marshal Service (USMS) deputies went to his apartment in Murfreesboro, where they believed a missing child’s family lived. He and a woman living there told the deputies they were expecting law enforcement to come for him for being in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. The deputies handcuffed him but after confirming that he did not have any outstanding arrest warrants, they uncuffed him and left without incident. (a)
  5. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge on April 7, 2021. (a)
  6. On April 13, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his home in Murfreesboro. He was released under supervisory conditions after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern in Nashville, Tennessee in the afternoon. (c)
  7. He was 26 years old when he was arrested on April 13, 2021. (c)
  8. 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, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, entering and remaining on the floor of Congress, disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. (a)
  9. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Tennessee on April 14, 2021. (c)
  10. His initial appearance in Washington, D.C. will be on April 19, 2021. (c)

(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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