Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Missouri man arrested on felony, misdemeanor charges in connection with January 6 insurrection

(From the Department of Justice)

A Missouri man was arrested today on felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

Jerod Thomas Bargar, 36, of Centralia, Missouri, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with the felony offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm on Capitol grounds or buildings. 

He also is charged with related misdemeanor offenses. He was arrested today in Osage Beach, Missouri. He is to make his initial court appearance today in the Western District of Missouri.

According to court documents, Bargar illegally brought a 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol across state lines and into the District of Columbia. He took the gun to a rally near the Ellipse and then onto restricted grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Bargar was not licensed to carry a firearm in the District of Columbia. Law enforcement officers recovered the weapon at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, on the west side of the Capitol Building. 

The firearm was on the ground, in a distinctive holster that displayed an image of the American flag and the words, “We The People” written on it. The firearm contained one 9-millimeter cartridge in the chamber and approximately 15 additional cartridges in the magazine. Bargar later was linked to the gun in a law enforcement investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with valuable assistance provided by the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department.

In the 18 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 850 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 260 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit

A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Anonymous said...

Following the events of January 6, 2021, the FBI received a tip from an anonymous
individual stating that Jerod BARGAR and his friend posted photographs to Facebook saying that
they were ten feet away from the individual who was shot inside the Capitol.

On July 13, 2021, FBI agents interviewed BARGAR and his friend at the home of the
friend in Centralia, Missouri, in a non-custodial interview. During the interview, BARGAR stated
that his cellular telephone number was XXX-XXX-3136. BARGAR also stated that BARGAR
and his friend were in Washington, D.C. and at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. BARGAR stated
that he and his friend were near the front of a group of protesters in front of the Capitol building
when the police began to spray tear gas and to deploy other munitions into the crowd. At that
time, BARGAR stated, a woman was knocked to the ground and BARGAR and his friend reached
down to help her up. A short time after doing so, BARGAR stated, he realized he had lost his
firearm. FBI agents showed BARGAR Figure 4, above, which is a photograph of the FNH 9-
millimeter semi-automatic pistol, model FNX-9, bearing serial number FX1U000997, that Lt. J.B.
recovered from the Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021. BARGAR identified himself as the owner
of the firearm. BARGAR stated that he wore the firearm in an inside-the-waistband patriot motif
holster. BARGAR stated that he is always armed and wanted to be armed when he went to the
“belly of the beast” for his own “self-protection.” BARGAR stated that he did not know at the
time he travelled to Washington, D.C. that it was illegal to possess a handgun in Washington, D.C. or on Federal property. BARGAR stated that he and his friend stayed at the Willard Hotel in
Washington, D.C

Anonymous said...

Barger needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for having FAILED to comply with gun laws he SHOULD have been aware of in the first place. Hey, if he's lucky he can get the cell next to Trump.

Anonymous said...

Time to deploy Bozo Barger to a federal prison!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to contribute to this courageous American's defense. It's great to see people actively engaged in the political process and his selfless time on behalf of truth and freedom spent is a great American trait.

Anonymous said...

Seriously this guy gives me and other gun owning Americans a bad name, as a gun owner and CCW I know exactly where I can posses my side arm, there are to many resources out there to play dumb. I am very embarrassed this man is from Missouri I hope others can learn from this.
Know the CCW laws. This man does not represent the majority of responsible gun owners

Anonymous said...

To 12:22, That is not an example of the political process. I am a Republican that dis not vote for Trump. There are a lot of educated people (meaning people that take the time to evaluate the facts) it scares me to see how people just vote straight ticket and are unknowingly voting or following a crowd. It is a shame what happened on Jan 6th. Even Trumps kids, the Attorney General, and multiple other high ranking Republican officials have not seen any evidence of voter fraud. I’m sure you will just try and bull more b.s. out of the air. We need to all better educate ourselves.