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Thomas John Ballard biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Fort Worth, Texas

Thomas John Ballard is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas. (a) (b)
  2. He also goes by the name Thomas Cliff Ballard. (a) (b) (c)
  3. He is 5’11” tall. (c)
  4. He owns Cliff’s Mobile Motorcycle Tires, a tire dealer and repair shop in Fort Worth which he started operating in 2014. (c)
  5. On June 17, 2016, he updated his Facebook profile picture with a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the words “TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” while holding a police shield with the words “DON’T COMPLY.” (c)
  6. On May 6, 2017, he updated his Facebook profile picture with a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the words “TRUMP IS MY PRESIDENT” while holding a firearm. (c)
  7. Wearing an Infowars baseball hat and tan backpack, 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. During the riot, he threw a tabletop at police officers and used a baton to assault them. (a) (b) 
  8. He has a YouTube channel called Cliff Cares. On June 18, 2021, he uploaded a video titled “Factory 47 first ride 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Limited 131 ci.” (d)
  9. On July 1, 2021, he uploaded a YouTube video titled “Texas Moto Fest 2021 | New lights | Custom Dynamics | 2021 Road Glide Limited 131ci.” On July 23, 2021, he uploaded another video titled “Packing for Sturgis 2021 / What I pack / 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Limited 131ci.” (d)
  10. 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 July 26, 2021. (b)
  11. On August 1, 2021, he uploaded a YouTube video titled “Road trip to Sturgis 2021|Day 1|The Big Texan steakhouse 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Limited 131.” (d)
  12. On August 10, 2021, he was arrested. He made his initial court appearance in the Northern District of Texas. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers using a dangerous weapon; civil disorder; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or ground with a deadly weapon; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building; act of physical violence in the U.S. Capitol grounds or buildings and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building. (a) (b)
  13. He was 35 years old when he was arrested on August 10, 2021. (a)

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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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