Shane Jason Woods biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Auburn, Illinois

Shane Jason Woods (©U.S. District Court)
Shane Jason Woods (©U.S. District Court)

Shane Jason Woods is a resident of Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He also goes by Shade Castleman. (a)
  2. He lives in Auburn, Illinois. (a)
  3. Aside from Auburn, he has lived in other parts of Illinois including Springfield, Taylorville, Greenview and Carbondale. (b)
  4. He owns Auburn Heating and Air. (a)
  5. On December 1, 2020, he discussed the 2020 U.S. presidential election with another Facebook user. He wrote “Trump wouldn’t be golfing around if he was worried.” The other Facebook user responded, “I want to see all those a–hats go to jail too,” to which he replied, “Hung.” (a)
  6. On January 5, 2021, he checked into the Renaissance Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, USA. (a)
  7. Wearing a TRUMP baseball cap, a black North Face jacket, black pants, a black Under Armour backpack and black and white Nike shoes, 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 U.S. presidential election. During the riot, he tripped a female U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officer and pushed her to the ground, participated in the assault on the media equipment and and tackled a cameraman. (a)
  8. On January 7, 2021, he checked out from the Renaissance Hotel in Arlington. (a)
  9. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on June 21, 2021. (a)
  10. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, assault in special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, obstructing, impeding or interfering with law enforcement during civil disorder, being in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, violent entry or disorderly conduct and act of physical violence on grounds. (a)
  11. On June 24, 2021, he was arrested. (c)
  12. He was the first to be arrested for assault on members of news media during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (c)
  13. He was 43 years old when he was arrested on June 24, 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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