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Derek Gunby biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Anderson, South Carolina

Derek Cooper Gunby, James Douglas Lollis Jr (©US Department of Justice)
Derek Cooper Gunby, James Douglas Lollis Jr (©US Department of Justice)

Derek Cooper Gunby is a white man from South Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He lives in Anderson, South Carolina. (a)(b)
  2. Aside from Anderson, he has lived in other parts of South Carolina including Fountain Inn, Townville and Taylors. (b)
  3. He previously lived in Leesville, Los Angeles, USA. (b)
  4. He previously lived in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA. (b)
  5. From October 2003 to October 2010, he was a U.S. Army 25S satellite systems operator. (c)
  6. In 2010, he attended Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina. From October 2010 to June 2011, he was a TeleCommunication Systems Inc. secured internet protocol router (SIPR)/not classified internet protocol router (NIPR) access point instructor at Fort Polk in Louisiana, USA. (c)
  7. From June 2011 to October 2013, he was a TeleCommunication Systems Inc. senior support engineer in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was an area manager in Kandahar from October 2013 to January 2014 and in Bagram, Afghanistan from December 2013 to November 2014. (c)
  8. He strongly advocates for the Fathers’ Rights Movement, which pushes for family law reform at the federal and state level. He was the movement’s social media director from 2015 to 2016 and vice president from 2017 to 2018. While working as a satellite communications operator from Greenville, South Carolina in 2016, he said the legislative reform would state that in child custody cases, there would henceforth be a presumption of equal fitness to raise the child regardless of gender. (c) (d)
  9. On January 5, 2021, he took to Facebook to share a photo of himself in a car with a caption, “Halfway to the Capital.” (e)
  10. Wearing a frayed camouflage baseball cap and dark-frame glasses, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with James Douglas Lollis, Jr. 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. (f)
  11. On February 1, 2021, a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent interviewed him at his residence in Anderson. He told the agent that he went to Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 to listen to Trump speak and afterwards followed the crowd that was moving toward the U.S. Capitol to protest the “stealing of the election.” (e)
  12. The FBI agent who interviewed him on February 1, 2021 filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on June 29, 2021. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds, parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building and violent entry and disruptive conduct at the U.S. Capitol. (e)
  13. He was 41 years old when FBI agents arrested him in Greenville on August 10, 2021. (a)(f)

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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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