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Edward Kelley biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Maryville, Tennessee

Edward Kelley is a white man from Maryville, Tennessee, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. On December 29, 2020, he attended the first meeting of The Church at Planned Parenthood (TCAPP), an organization that opposes abortion rights, in Maryville. On the same day, he made a $40 purchase from TCAPP in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  2. Wearing a black TCAPP hoodie, a red MAGA hat and green pants, he appeared in a livestream video of Tim Gionet on January 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. Wearing a gas mask, clear glasses, black and grey gloves and a green tactical helmet, 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 was the fourth rioter to enter the building.
  4. On January 8, 2021, he was charged $504.63 at Moxy Washington, D.C. Downtown in Washington, D.C.
  5. In June 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed him twice. He told the agents he attended a rally for Trump on January 6, 2021 but he denied entering the U.S. Capitol building that day.
  6. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on May 3, 2022.
  7. On May 5, 2022, he was arrested in Knoxville. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, civil disorder, destruction of government property and related offenses. 
  8. On December 13, 2022, an acquaintance of him gave the police in Maryville an envelope containing a document that bore the names of 37 people who had participated in his investigation related to the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, The document was allegedly from Austin Carter, then 26, of Knoxville. He and Carter allegedly planned to kill the people in the list and attack the FBI’s field office in Knoxville. 
  9. On December 16, 2022, he and Carter were charged with conspiracy, retaliating against a federal official, interstate communication of a threat and solicitation to commit a crime of violence.
  10. He was 33 years old when he and Carter made their initial appearance in federal court in Knoxville on December 16, 2022 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill E. McCook. Both he and Carter were detained. On February 28, 2023, he will attend a preliminary hearing.

(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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