Benjamen Scott Burlew biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Miami, Oklahoma

Benjamen Scott Burlew
Benjamen Scott Burlew

Benjamen Scott Burlew is a white man from Oklahoma, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma. (a)
  2. Aside from Miami, he has lived in other parts of Oklahoma including Tulsa. (b)
  3. He previously lived in Austin, Texas, USA, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA and in Carthage, Missouri. (b)
  4. He is a former serviceman in the U.S. Army. (c)
  5. In 1998, he graduated from Miami High School. (d)
  6. On December 24, 2020, he had a video phone call with a family member and said he was planning to go to Washington, D.C., USA on January 4, 2021. (c)
  7. On January 5, 2021, he was in Washington, D.C. (c)
  8. Wearing a blue and white neck bandana and a green and gray camouflage pattern quarter zip jacket while carrying a dark green backpack, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 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 was caught on camera engaging in a physical assault against John Minchillo, a credentialed media member who works as a photographer for the Associated Press. (a) (c) (e)
  9. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on June 25, 2021. (c)
  10. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assault in special maritime and territorial jurisdiction and act of physical violence on restricted grounds. (c) (e)
  11. On August 19, 2021, he was arrested. (a) (e)
  12. He was 41 years old when he was arrested on August 19, 2021. (a)
  13. On August 20, 2021, he made his initial court appearance in the Northern District of Oklahoma. (a)



(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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