FBI Dallas
Public Affairs Officers Melinda Urbina and Katie Chaumont
(972) 559-5629 / (972) 559-5699
March 26, 2021

Statement from FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew J. DeSarno

The FBI has worked around the clock, throughout the country, to identify and investigate suspects in the January 6, 2021 breach of the U.S. Capitol and assault on law enforcement officers. Today, the FBI’s Dallas Division made its 20th arrest related to the assault on the U.S. Capitol. The Division’s territory spans the top half of Texas from west to east, and together with resources from our state and local partners, we have made related arrests from Lubbock to Longview. The subjects are alleged to have committed a range of violations that include trespassing on federal property and committing assault on law enforcement officers. They have lived and functioned in the mainstream of our communities and all spurred public outrage by their actions.
We are fortunate to have the continued support of our North Texas residents as you have provided tips or encouraged your loved ones to turn themselves in to law enforcement for the actions taken on January 6. However, some of the most violent offenders have yet to be identified and we ask again for your assistance in identifying additional perpetrators of these heinous acts. We will continue to uphold our mission to defend the Constitution and protect the American people and their rights.
On behalf of the FBI and our law enforcement partners, thank you for your help. View photos of additional suspects and help us find them at fbi.gov.