Recently Arrested Jan. 6 Defendant Dies

In these file photographs from surveillance footage, Nejourde Meacham walks inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (US DOJ via The Epoch Times)

A man arrested for entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has died, according to prosecutors and family members.

Nejourde Meacham, known as Jord, passed away on Aug. 28.

No cause of death was disclosed in an obituary, social media posts by relatives, or a court filing by prosecutors.

A lawyer representing Mr. Meacham, 22, of Utah, did not respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Meacham was arrested in August on four misdemeanors, including knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so.

Footage from surveillance cameras and people inside the Capitol showed Mr. Meacham entering the building on Jan. 6, 2021, while carrying a flag indicating support for then-President Donald Trump.

Mr. Meacham spent approximately nine minutes inside before being escorted out by law enforcement officers, the footage showed.

Mr. Meacham was not accused of carrying out any violence.

He was charged with misdemeanors for allegedly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in Capitol buildings “with the intent to impede,



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