Anthony Robert Williams biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Southgate, Michigan


Anthony Robert Williams is a white man from Michigan, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Anthony Robert Williams (©FBI)
Anthony Robert Williams (©FBI)
  1. He lives in Southgate, Wayne County, Michigan. (a)
  2. He is a painter. (b)
  3. He believed that the 2020 U.S. presidential election results were fraudulent. On November 13, 2021, he wrote on Facebook, “Every lie will be revealed. ‘Americans’ who participated in fraudulent scheme to overthrow our duly elected president are TRAITORS. China orchestrated the attack and will pay severely for their transgression. American is a nation under a just GOD. Be prepared to #FightBack #HOLDTHELINE #Trump2020 #NoRetreatSurrender.” (a)
  4. On January 5, 2021, he took to Facebook to post his location as Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA. (a)
  5. 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. (a)
  6. On January 9, 2021, he took to Facebook to declare January 6, 2021 as the proudest day of his life. (c)
  7. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey signed on March 24, 2021. (a)
  8. On March 26, 2021, he was arrested. Represented by court-appointed lawyer Stacey Studnicki, he appeared in court before U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Altman, who released him on an unsecured bond of $10,000, required him to surrender his passport and prohibited him from possessing a firearm or other dangerous weapons for the duration of his court proceedings. (b)(d)
  9. In April 2021, he wrote on Facebook, “I was in the Capitol and have absolutely no remorse of fear in saying or doing it”. (c)
  10. He made a request to travel to Jamaica in January 2022 to meet the family of a woman with whom, according to him, he had been in a relationship for more than a year. It was denied by Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell (c)
  11. On June 20, 2022, he had made a last-minute play to delay his trial. His attorney Benton Martin wrote in a motion filed that day, “The hearings affect Mr. Williams’s ability to secure an unbiased jury, in any jurisdiction, given the high viewership of the hearings and their proximity in time to the trial”. (c)
  12. On June 30, 2022, a jury convicted him before Howell of obstructing official proceedings, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. (c)
  13. He was 47 years old when Howell sentenced him to 5 years in prison on September 16, 2022. (b)

(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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