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Andrew Ericson biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Andrew Craig Ericson is a white man from Oklahoma, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Andrew Craig Ericson
Andrew Craig Ericson
  1. He lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma. (a)
  2. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, his father Stuart Duane Ericson is a lawyer and former Oklahoma State representative from Muskogee. Stuart was the defense lawyer of Douglas Hayes, the fiancé of Jackie O’Dell, who was fatally shot and set on fire on January 8, 1998. (b)(c)(d)
  3. He is Olivia Ericson and Eloise Ericson‘s brother. (d)
  4. He attended Muskogee High School where he was an athlete. (e)
  5. He is registered to vote in Oklahoma as a Democrat. (f)
  6. 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. He livestreamed his entrance into the building, had someone take a photo of him while he was inside Nancy Pelosi‘s office and recorded a video of himself stealing a bottle of Corona beer out of a refrigerator. He took to Snapchat to share photos of himself taken inside the U.S. Capitol building that day. The photos helped authorities track him. (a)
  7. About his decision to go to the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, his mother Jennifer Ericson said on January 15, 2021, “Andrew along with 4.5 million Americans went to support our freedom as we are being censored and losing liberties daily. Freedom of speech specifically is daily under attack.” (g)
  8. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 20, 2021, the same day Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president and 49th U.S. vice president, respectively, in the U.S. Capitol. (a)
  9. On January 22, 2021, he was arrested and booked into the Muskogee County jail. He is the first person from Oklahoma to be arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (h)
  10. He was 23 years old when he was arrested. (h)
  11. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 22, 2021, he was charged with one count each of unlawful entry on restricted buildings or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (h)
  12. On September 23, 2021, he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors will drop three related misdemeanor charges. (i)
  13. He will be sentenced on December 10, 2021. (i)
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(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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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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