Joshua Matthew Black biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Leeds, Alabama

Joshua Matthew Black is a white man from Alabama, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Joshua Matthew Black
Joshua Matthew Black
  1. He lives in Leeds, Alabama. He has also lived in other parts of Alabama including Birmingham.
  2. He previously lived in Georgia particularly in Clarkesville, Cornelia, Cleveland and Dahlonega.
  3. 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. Wearing a red hat, camouflage jacket and yellow gloves, he was hit by a projectile. His left cheek was bleeding when he was photographed with his fellow rioter Larry Rendall Brock, Jr. inside the Senate Chamber.
  4. On January 7, 2021, he anonymously called the Federal Bureau of Investigation to confess that he broke into the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 and entered the Senate chamber with other people. The FBI found out the telephone number he used was associated with him.
  5. With his left cheek still wounded, he gave details of his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 in two YouTube videos he posted on January 8, 2021.
  6. On January 8, 2021, he voluntarily met with an FBI agent in Moody, Alabama.
  7. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather signed on January 13, 2021.
  8. On January 14, 2021, FBI agents searched his residence in Leeds then arrested him at a police station in Moody.
  9. On February 16, 2021, he made his initial appearance in court.
  10. On February 17, 2021, he was indicted.
  11. On March 19, 2021, he was arraigned. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds. He pleaded not guilty to all counts.
  12. He was 46 years old when he was found guilty on January 13, 2023 of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon on U.S. Capitol grounds or buildings; entering and remaining on the floor of Congress; and disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building.
  13. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson scheduled his sentencing hearing for May 5, 2023. 

(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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