North America

Aiden Bilyard biography: 10 things about US Capitol rioter from Cary, North Carolina

Aiden Henry Bilyard is a white man from North Carolina, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He hails from Cary, North Carolina.
  2. He is Amy Bilyard‘s son.
  3. From 2019 to 2020, he attended Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina where he earned his associate’s degree in computer science.
  4. On May 14, 2020, he was arrested.
  5. Wearing a black puffer style jacket, a disposable light blue face mask over his mouth and grey sweatpants, 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. During the riot, he assaulted Metropolitan Police Department officers with pepper spray.
  6. On August 4, 2021, he was interviewed by a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, USA where he was attending basic training for the U.S. Air Force. He told the agent he was in the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 but he only participated in lawful activities. After the interview, he separated from the U.S. Air Force and moved back home to Cary. On August 5, 2021, his mother was interviewed by the same agent.
  7. On November 15, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey signed a criminal complained filed by an FBI special agent against him.
  8. On November 22, 2021, he was arrested in Raleigh.
  9. On October 20, 2022, he pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement officers with a dangerous weapon.
  10. He was 20 years old when U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced him on March 17, 2023 to 40 months in prison. The judge also ordered 36 months of supervised release and $3,500 in restitution.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.