Matthew Bledsoe biography: 10 things about US Capitol rioter from Olive Branch, Mississippi

Matthew J. Bledsoe is a white man from DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. He is Shea Bledsoe‘s husband and Kathryn Bledsoe‘s former husband.

Matthew previously lived in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA and in Cordova, Shelby County. Here are 10 more things about him:

Matthew Bledsoe
Matthew Bledsoe
  1. From 2000 to 2002, he attended Germantown High School in Germantown, Shelby County. (a)
  2. From July 2009 to August 2013, he was a lead mover at Big League Movers in Memphis. (a)
  3. He is the owner of Primetime Movers, which he launched in November 2016 and is based in Memphis. (a)
  4. On October 25, 2020, Memphis Police Department officers arrested him. He was charged with domestic assault with bodily harm and released on his own recognizance. He was accused of kicking in the front door of his home in Cordova, chasing his then wife Kathryn, picking her up by her throat and slamming her onto the floor. (b)
  5. On January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. 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 during the riot and posted them on Instagram before deactivating his Instagram account. In one of the videos, he said, “In the Capitol. This is our house. We pay for this s**t. Where’s those pieces of s**t at?” His wife Shea confirmed his participation in the riot and praised him for it on Facebook before deactivating her Facebook account. (c)(d)(e)
  6. Federal Bureau of Investigation task force officer Kenneth Hale filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 13, 2021. (d)
  7. On the morning of January 15, 2021, FBI agents arrested him. That day, his first federal court video appearance was held at a federal court in Memphis. (c)
  8. On March 12, 2021, he pleaded not guilty to knowingly entering or remaining in any building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds. (f)
  9. On July 21, 2022, he was found guilty of the felony offense of obstruction of an official proceeding and four misdemeanor offenses, including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a U.S. Capitol building; disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building. (f)
  10. He was 38 years old when U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell sentenced him on October 21, 2022 to 48 months years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, $2,000 fine and $2,000 restitution. (f)

(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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