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Thomas Paul Conover biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Keller, Texas


Thomas Paul Conover is a white man from Texas, United States. He also goes by Paul Conover.

Conover owns a dent repair business called Dent Texas. Here are 13 more things about him:

Thomas Paul Conover (©US Department of Justice)
Thomas Paul Conover (©US Department of Justice)
  1. He lives in Keller, Texas.
  2. Aside from Keller, he has lived in other parts of Texas including Euless, Bedford, Fort Worth, Carrolton and Dallas.
  3. He has lived in different parts of Colorado, USA including Littleton and Arcada.
  4. He previously lived in Gothenburg, Nebraska, USA.
  5. On January 5, 2021, he flew from Dallas to Washington, D.C., USA.
  6. Wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the word “FREEDOM” across the back, 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. He took photos and videos of himself inside the building while holding a Coors Light can.
  7. In February 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation started receiving tips, claiming he was bragging on social media about attending the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
  8. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on December 3, 2021.
  9. On December 8, 2021, he was arrested. He was released after his initial court appearance in Fort Worth. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building.
  10. He was 53 years old when he was arrested on December 8, 2021.
  11. On December 22, 2021, he signed an agreement to pay $500 in restitution to cover damage to the U.S. Capitol caused by the riot on January 6, 2021, which is estimated to total $1.5 million. 
  12. On January 7, 2022, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds.
  13. He is scheduled to be sentenced in April 2022.

(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 or submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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