Andrew Quentin Taake biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Houston, Texas

Andrew Quentin Taake (©US Department of Justice)
Andrew Quentin Taake (©US Department of Justice)

Andrew Quentin Taake is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Houston, Texas. Aside from Houston, he has lived in other parts of Texas including Pearland. He previously lived in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (a) (b)
  2. He owns Hi-Flow Houston, a pressure washing company in Houston. (c)
  3. He is 5’10” tall. His registered weight is 170 lbs. (d)
  4. On April 25, 2008, the Pearland Police Department arrested him for intoxication assault with vehicle that results in serious bodily injury to another person and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Brazoria County Jail in Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas. (d)
  5. On October 24, 2008, he was released from the Brazoria County Jail. (d)
  6. In 2014, he graduated from Houston Community College. (e)
  7. On January 5, 2021, he flew Spirit Airlines from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to the Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with a plan to attend a rally in Washington, D.C., USA to attend a rally. (e) (f)
  8. On January 6, 2021, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 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 was caught on camera striking police officers with what appeared to be a whip-like weapon and pepper-spraying them. (a) (c)
  9. On January 8, 2021, he returned to Houston. On January 9, 2021, someone who matched with him on the dating app Bumble sent the Federal Bureau of Investigation screenshots of messages he sent bragging that he was at the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (c) (e)
  10. On May 28, 2021, authorities positively identified him after showing photos of him to a FedEx delivery driver who had just dropped off a package at his doorstep in Houston. A black Toyota Tundra registered to him and bearing a Texas license place was found in the driveway of the residence. (e) (f)
  11. On July 15, 2021, he was interviewed by an FBI special agent, who filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on July 21, 2021. (e)
  12. On July 23, 2021, he was arrested. He made his initial court appearance in the Southern District of Texas. (a) (c)
  13. He was 32 years old when he was arrested on July 23, 2021. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assault, resisting or impeding officers, knowingly entering a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building and obstruction of an official proceeding. (a) (c) (f)


(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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