REPORT: Another Nonviolent Jan 6 Defendant Has Taken His Own Life

Yet another January 6 defendant who was facing multiple years in prison due to a peaceful stroll through the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, has reportedly taken his own life.

Nejourde Meacham, a Utah resident who traveled to Washington D.C. for former President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally on January 5, was facing four misdemeanors stemming from his brief entry into the building. Meacham — along with his uncle, Odin Meacham — was arrested in May after a voluntary interview with the FBI.

An affidavit filled out by an FBI agent states that Meacham was identified in CCTV footage in and around the building after the interview. The 22-year-old was first observed on the Northwest steps of the U.S. Capitol before walking through an open door. Sporting a “Trump won” flag, Meacham then meandered around the building for a number of minutes before he was peacefully escorted out of the building.

The FBI agent’s statement of facts reads:

“Based on the foregoing, I submit there is probable cause to believe that NEJOURDE MEACHAM violated 18 U.S.C. § 1752(a)(1) and (2), which makes it a crime to (1) knowingly enter or remain in any restricted building or grounds without lawful



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