Posted on February 5, 2021 by Staff reports

The Jacksonville Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that Tristan Chandler Stevens, 25, of Pensacola, Florida, was taken into custody this morning for his alleged role in the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted with Stevens’ arrest.

“A month has passed, yet our nation remains shocked at the appalling acts of domestic terrorism that took place at the heart of our American democracy. Our office, in close coordination with all other federal law enforcement agencies, will continue to apply every possible resource to identify, prosecute, and punish anyone who participated in this anarchistic criminality,” said Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Stevens is charged with forcibly assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building. His initial appearance was held today at 1:00pm CST. Stevens’ detention hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, at 3:30pm CST at the U.S. Courthouse in Pensacola.

Anyone with information about individuals who incited, promoted, or committed violence of any kind during the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or submit photos or video to

Stevens’ case will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. For consistency of information, any additional information related to this case will be provided by that office.

More information will be made available on Pacer or at the DOJ’s website for all publicly releasable information about defendants charged with crimes related to the siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The site lists the names of defendants and the current charges they face, their residency (when available), and links to any press releases and unsealed charging documents. The website is:

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida continues to work closely with all federal, state and local partners to identify and prosecute any individuals from this district who participated in unlawful activity during the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.