Daniel Caldwell biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from The Colony, Texas

Daniel Ray Caldwell is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Daniel Ray Caldwell (©Collin County Jail)
Daniel Ray Caldwell (©Collin County Jail)
  1. He is a resident of The Colony, Denton County, Texas. He previously lived in Lewisville, Denton County. (a)(b)
  2. From June 1990 to August 1995, he was a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting avionics technician in Camp Pendleton, California, USA. (c)
  3. From 1996 to 1999, he worked at SpeedFam-IPEC as a field service engineer. (c)
  4. In 1997, he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marines Corps at the rank of corporal. (d)
  5. From 1999 to 2006, he worked for Texas Instruments‘ fab CMP project engineering. (c)
  6. From December 2007 to August 2008, he was a facility manager at QuantumClean. (c)
  7. Fro 2008 to 2009, he was a field engineer at Retronix Semiconductor and the owner of EDAQ Solutions. (c)
  8. From June 2009 to July 2020, he was a DMOS5 CMP/Implant Equipment Engineering B-Shift Working Foreman at Texas Instruments. (c)
  9. 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. During the riot, he allegedly sprayed chemicals on officers. He said, “They sprayed us with pepper spray. Kept spraying. I was like, ‘Dude, do it again and we spray you back’ and he did and I sprayed back, got like 15 of them.” (a)(e)
  10. On February 10, 2021, he was arrested in Richardson, Texas and was taken to Collin County Jail in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer or employees. (a)
  11. On February 12, 2021, he made his first appearance in court. (b)
  12. On September 26, 2022, he pleaded guilty in Washington, D.C. to assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers using a dangerous weapon. (f)
  13. He was 51 years old when U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly sentenced him on February 1, 2023 to 68 months in prison. Robert L. Jenkins represented him. (d)

(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. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.


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