More than 950 people have been charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but investigation 'far from over'

  • Roughly 350 suspects remain on the FBI's wanted list of violent offenders.
  • Arrests slowed in 2022, with at least 230 charged, compared with roughly 700 in 2021.
  • Of the 192 people who have been sentenced to incarceration, the average incarceration time levied is 16 months.

In the two years since a violent mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, more than 950 people have been charged for their roles in the riot, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to seek hundreds more.

"Our work is far from over," Attorney General Merrick Garland stated Wednesday, regarding the investigation into the deadly attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

Roughly 350 suspects remain on the FBI's wanted list of violent offenders at the Capitol that day, Garland's office stated. More than two-thirds are wanted for violence against the estimated 140 law enforcement officers assaulted that day.

Garland's office reports more than 950 have been charged. Roughly 230 of those were arrested in 2022, records show. But arrests continue, with at least 17 in December.

The FBI has reviewed almost 4 million files, including 30,000 video files and continues to seek tips from the public.

Read more:USA TODAY's list of of those accused of Capitol riot activities

Thousands of criminal charges levied

More than 3,860 counts of criminal activity had been alleged against 934 of the defendants through mid-December. USA TODAY tracks initial charges as they are announced by the Department of Justice. 

Nearly all the accused rioters were charged with disorderly and disruptive conduct. Most also were charged with entering and/or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. 

More than a quarter, 284, have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, Garland's office said. Of those, 99 were charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer. 

More than 295 were charged with "corruptly obstructing, influencing or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so," the department said.

Among the charges are at least: 

  • 315 counts of violent entry and disorderly conduct. 
  • 222 counts of civil disorder or interfering with law enforcement during civil disorder.
  • 95 counts of conspiracy. 
  • 17 counts of seditious conspiracy.

Jan. 6 investigation:House committee releases transcripts

What else is known about those charged?

  • A majority were white men, ranging in age from 18 to 80. About 14% were women. 
  • At least 11% were military veterans or current or former law enforcement officers, records show.
  • At least 124 people, about 14%, entered the Capitol with family members.
  • About 13% have been linked in court documents to extremist groups, including 48  Proud Boys and 30 Oath Keepers members.

What's the longest prison term? 

Roughly 350 individuals have been sentenced for their Jan. 6 activities. Of those, 192 have been sentenced to incarceration.

The longest prison term so far is 10 years, levied against Thomas Webster, 56, a retired New York Police Department officer and Marine Corps veteran found guilty of attacking a Metropolitan Police Department officer.

Thomas Webster, a retired New York City police officer, was found guilty of Capitol riot charges at trial and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Four others have been sentenced to more than seven years: Albuquerque Cosper Head (90 months), Guy Reffitt (87 months), Thomas Robertson (87 months), and Kyle Young (86 months).

The average incarceration time levied is 16 months.

Guilty pleas, convictions and other court actions

More than 480 defendants have pleaded guilty to at least one of the government’s charges. Of those, at least 118 pleaded guilty to felonies, the Justice Department said, including 52 who pleaded to charges of assaulting law enforcement officers. 

Nearly 50 people have been convicted, either by judge or jury. 

A judge has acquitted one person of all charges: Matthew Martin.

Who are the 'fugitives from justice'?

Jonathan Pollock of Lakeland, Florida is among those charged with participating in the Capitol riot, along with his sister Olivia Pollock, a cousin and friends. Pollock is wanted for several counts of assaulting officers.

Jonathan Pollock, 23, of Lakeland, Florida, has eluded the FBI for 18 months since his indictment. Others among his family and friends were arrested and charged in June 2021.  He is wanted on two counts of assaulting officers using a dangerous weapon and four counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers. The FBI has offered $30,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Evan Neumann, 50, is believed to be in Belarus, according to the Justice Department. Indicted on 14 counts in December 2021, including physical violence with a deadly or dangerous weapon and civil disorder, he fled the country two months later. 

Michael Gareth Adams, a Virginia man who took a skateboard to the Capitol, failed to show up for court appearances in July 2021. A warrant was issued for his re-arrest, but court records continue to list him as a fugitive. 

FBI's wanted offenders:View the list and posters here

Evan Neumann is among those charged with participating in the U.S. capitol riot.

Which states have the most residents charged? 

Florida leads by far with at least 104 accused or convicted rioters. The next closest are Texas with 77 and Pennsylvania with 75. 

In terms of residents charged per capita, a few of the closest areas lead. Washington, D.C., tops the list with at least eight residents charged. Pennsylvania and Virginia are second and fourth with 75 and 43 respectively. Far-away Montana is third, with six. 

Key findings:The House Jan. 6 committee's final report

Read more:USA TODAY's list of of those accused of Capitol riot activities