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Richard T. Crosby Jr. biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Harwinton, Connecticut

Richard Timothy Crosby Jr. is a white man from Connecticut, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Harwinton, Litchfield County, Connecticut. (a)
  2. He has six siblings. (b)
  3. On January 5, 2021, he drove to New Haven, Connecticut, took a train to Washington, D.C., USA and met his girlfriend and her mother at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. (a) (c)
  4. Wearing glasses, a red Make American Great Again cap, a black coat, a blue shirt and blue heans, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 after attending a rally for Donald Trump. 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 U.S. presidential election. He was seen with Jacob Anthony “Jake” Angeli Chansely inside the Senate Chamber. (a) (c)
  5. On April 21, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed him and his parents in Harwinton. He told the agents that he learned from social media in December 2020 that a rally for Trump would he held on January 6, 2021. He believed that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen, his parents told the agents. (c)
  6. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on May 28, 2021. (c)
  7. On June 3, 2021, he was arrested at his home in Harwinton. Represented by federal defender Daniel Erwin, he appeared via video in U.S. District Court in New Haven before U.S. Magistrate Dave Vatti, who released him to his father’s custody without posting a bond. (a) (c) (d)
  8. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstruction of justice or congress, 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 U.S. Capitol building. (a) (e)
  9. He was 25 years old when he was arrested on June 3, 2021. (a)
  10. He is expected to appear in court on June 8, 2021 in Washington, D.C.. (d)

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(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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