Patrick Edward McCaughey III biography: 10 things about US Capitol rioter from Ridgefield, Connecticut

Patrick Edward McCaughey III is a white man from Connecticut, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Patrick Edward McCaughey III
Patrick Edward McCaughey III
  1. He lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his mother and worked with his father Patrick Edward McCaughey II in general contracting projects in Fairfield County, Connecticut where he had strong family ties. (a)(b)(c)
  2. He holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Germany. (c)
  3. He played football and made the honor roll in high school. (c)
  4. Wearing slightly tinted eye glasses and a brown hooded sweatshirt, 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. While inside the building, he was caught on camera pinning U.S. Capitol Police officer Daniel Hodges to the door. He told Hodges to “just go home.” He also told him, “Come on, man. You are going to get squished.” He took a selfie with the rioters in the background before leaving the U.S. Capitol. (a)
  5. He had no criminal history prior to his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. On January 15, 2021, a tipster contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Threat Operations Center to reveal his identity. The tipster knew him since they were children. (a)(b)
  6. An FBI task force officer filed a criminal complaint against whim, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on January 18, 2021. (a)
  7. On January 19, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his father’s second home in South Salem, New York, USA. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or employees, civil disorder, entering restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. (c)
  8. On January 20, 2021, he appeared for a bail hearing in federal court in White Plains, New York. He argued that at one point during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he tried to help Hodges so he was entitled to be released on bond. However, the judge ordered him held without bail pending trial. (b)(c)
  9. On September 13, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden convicted him of nine charges. (d)
  10. On April 7, 2023, assistant U.S. attorney Kimberly Paschall filed a sentencing memo seeking almost 16 years in prison for him. He was 25 years old when he was sentenced on April 14, 2023 to seven years and six months in prison. (e)(f)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)



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