Alexandria resident arrested on felony assault charges for Jan. 6 riot

The FBI alleged the man on the far left as an Alexandria resident (image via Department of Justice)

Alexandria resident David Marshall, 57, has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting law enforcement during the Jan. 6 riot in 2021.

Marshall was arrested on May 1 for multiple alleged assaults on law enforcement officers and on a member of the news media, according to the Department of Justice.

According to the release:

According to court documents, Marshall was identified in open-source and closed-circuit television video footage as present on the West Plaza of the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. Court documents say that Marshall was in the vicinity of the West Plaza from approximately 1:00 pm – 2:27 pm on January 6th. During this period, Marshall allegedly engaged in multiple assaults on law enforcement officers, as well as an assault on a member of the news media. Marshall also assisted other rioters in possessing police equipment and materials, as well as taking police officers’ equipment himself.

It is alleged that at approximately 1:11 pm, Marshall pushed and shoved law enforcement officers in the location of the West Plaza. Shortly after, Marshall picked up a yellow flag and took an officer’s baton and bag. Court documents say that while on the West Plaza, Marshall allegedly assaulted a member of the news media by grabbing the journalist and yanking them down a set of stairs.

The 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.

“In the 39 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,385 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol,” the release said, “including nearly 500 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, a felony. The investigation remains ongoing.”