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Jarrod Copeland biography: 13 things about Vallejo, California man

Jarrod Copeland

Jarrod Copeland is a resident of California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Vallejo, Solano County, California. (a)
  2. In December 2013, he joined the U.S. Army. (b)
  3. In January 2014, he started basic military training. (b)
  4. In May 2014, he was arrested for desertion. (b)
  5. In October 2016, he was arrested for desertion again. (b)
  6. In November 2016, he separated from the U.S. Army and received an other-than-honorable discharge, which means he was discharged in lieu of court martial. After his discharge, he joined the far-right anti-government militia group 3 Percenters. (b)
  7. On November 25, 2020, prompted by the 2020 U.S. presidential election, he and Ian Benjamin Rogers allegedly started planning to attack targets they associated with Democrats. (c)
  8. On November 29, 2020, he and Rogers identified the John L. Burton Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento, California as their first target and made plans to attack it using incendiary devices. (a) (c)
  9. In late December 2020, he told Rogers he contacted an anti-government militia group to gather support for the movement. (a) (c)
  10. In 2021, he moved to an apartment in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento County, California. His communications with Rogers were missing when law enforcement obtained his electronic devices on January 17, 2021, which was two days after Rogers’ arrest. (a) (c) (d)
  11. On July 7, 2021, a grand jury charged him and Rogers with conspiracy to destroy by fire or explosive a building used or in affecting interstate commerce. The indictment also charged him with obstruction of justice. (b)
  12. On July 14, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him in Sacramento. (c)
  13. He was 37 years old when he was arrested on July 14, 2021. He will appear for a detention hearing on July 20, 2021. (d)

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