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Jesse James Rumson biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Lecanto, Florida

Jesse James Rumson is a white man from Florida, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He hails from Lecanto, Citrus County, Florida.
  2. He attended Lecanto Primary School in Lecanto.
  3. His house in Lecanto was constructed in 1972.
  4. In December 1995, when asked where he would go if he could take a dream vacation over Christmas break, he told Tampa Bay Times, “I’d probably go to Australia to experience a place I’ve never seen or been to before.”
  5. On February 20, 2017, he was arrested in Citrus County for misdemeanor failure to appear.
  6. Wearing a giant panda headpiece, 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.
  7. In June 2021, a tipster contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and reported his participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
  8. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya on February 24, 2023.
  9. On February 27, 2023, he was arrested in Lecanto. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting or impending certain officers; obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building; act of physical violence in the U.S. Capitol grounds or buildings and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building.
  10. He was 37 years old when he was arrested on February 27, 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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