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Kenneth Harrelson biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Titusville, Florida

Kenneth Troy Harrelson is a white man from Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. From 2005 to 2006, he studied welding technology at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. In 2007, he went to U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and School in Fort Lee, Prince George County, Virginia, USA where he completed an 18-week course covering all welding processes.
  2. From February 2007 to December 2011, he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served as an allied trades specialist in Fort Polk, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA.
  3. From 2012 to 2014, he worked as a welder at Global Rigging and Transport in Jacksonville.
  4. From October 2014 to April 2018, he was a lead welder at SpaceX, which is headquartered in Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
  5. From May 2018 to August 2018, he was a lead welder at Sauer Group Inc., which is based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
  6. From August 2018 to August 2019, he worked as an aluminum welder at Met Con Steel Inc. in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.
  7. From 2019 to 2021, he studied project management at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA.
  8. On January 6, 2021, he went to the 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.
  9. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on March 5, 2021.
  10. On March 10, 2021, he was arrested in Florida.
  11. On March 12, 2021, he was charged via a second superseding indictment. On March 15, 2021, his wife Angel Harrelson testified at a hearing in which he was seeking release pending trial. A third superseding indictment was issued on March 31, 2021 followed by a fourth superseding indictment on August 4, 2022. On August 10, 2022, he attended a status conference.
  12. On January 12, 2022, he was indicted in a new case that also included earlier charges. 
  13. He was 42 years old when a jury found him guilty on November 29, 2022 of obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties and tampering with documents or proceedings.

(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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