Erik Herrera is a resident of California, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:
He lives in El Cajon, California.
He self-identifies as a photographer.
Wearing a fake press patch on his body armor, 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.
On January 7, 2021, he admitted on social media that the press patch he used on January 6, 2021 had not been issued by a good faith media organization.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on August 6, 2021.
On March 19, 2021, a federal search warrant was served on Facebook authorizing the search of his Instagram.
On August 19, 2021, he was arrested in Los Angeles, California.
On August 19, 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.
On January 13, 2023, he was sentenced to 48 months in prison. District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell also ordered three years of supervised release, $2,000 restitution, a fine of $1,000, and a special assessment of $170.
He was 35 years old when he was sentenced on January 13, 2023 to 4 years in prison.
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.