Jerry Daniel Braun became known as #TwoByTwelveBeard by the Sedition Hunters and #LumberJunker by others on Twitter for assaulting DC Metropolitan Police Department officers with an approximately 8 foot long piece of lumber he somehow found during the Capitol Riot…
On the evening of Jan. 6, 2021, just after 7 p.m., a Donald Trump supporter hopped into the back of an Uber in downtown Washington, D.C., about a mile northwest of the U.S. Capitol.
It was about an hour after the curfew imposed by Washington's mayor, and the man had an obvious injury to his eye. The Uber driver — who had a camera mounted in his car that recorded the ride and that he subsequently turned over to police — struck up a conversation about the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, the court records showed.
Fifteen months later, the FBI says the passenger was Jerry Daniel Braun, who is now facing federal charges.
The Uber driver tipped off the FBI right after the Capitol attack and was interviewed by a special agent in January and February 2021, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed Tuesday. The driver also provided the footage captured by their dashcam, the FBI said. Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to the Statement of Facts, Jerry had a revealing chat with his Uber driver before being dropped off at a Holiday Inn in Alexandria, VA...
Driver: “So, has it been violent all day?”
Jerry LNU: “Well, it started around, right when I got there. I tore down the barricades.”
Driver: “You did? Why?”
Jerry LNU: “Well, because, so we could get to the Capitol.”
Driver: “Well, how’d that work out for ya?”
Jerry LNU: “Well, it looks like, uh, Biden’s gonna be our president.”
Reservation records and records of guest check-in and check-out information for the Holiday Inn National Airport show a customer named “JD Braun,” with telephone number 626-512-XXXX and address in South El Monte, California checked in to the Holiday Inn National Airport on January 5, 2021, and checked out on January 7, 2021.
Jerry claims to have tripped and fell getting the black eye he was sporting that night… However that happened it looks like Jerry got smacked in the face by reality at some point that day.
Police bodycam and other footage caught Jerry in the act of committing multiple violent assaults...
Braun was captured on body-worn camera footage "physically struggling" with law enforcement officers using a barricade, according to court records.
In the videos, Braun is in possession of a long, wooden plank, prosecutors said. In one instance, Braun can be seen using the plank to physically strike an individual wearing a "PRESS" helmet. Prosecutors say Braun and the photographer can be seen exchanging words for a moment before Braun strikes the photographer again, both with his hand and the plank.
In November 2021, FBI agents searched Braun's home in South El Monte, California, according to court documents, and Braun confessed that he was present at the attack. When investigators asked if Braun had anything he wanted to say before they left, he reportedly said "guilty."
According to the affidavit, when agents asked what he was guilty of, Braun responded: "Everything."
...although from what I’ve read he hasn’t been charged with any yet. It’s also a bit odd that Mr. Braun was never assigned an AFO# by the FBI...
Los Angeles Daily News
On Nov. 8, 2021, FBI agents searched Braun’s home. During that search, Braun told the agents “he had been analyzing politics his whole life,” and went to Washington, D.C. to hear Trump’s speech on the lawn outside the Capitol. According to the complaint, Braun then admitted to taking part in the attack on the Capitol.
“After being asked by the agents if (he) had anything he wanted to tell them before he departed the search location, BRAUN responded, ‘Guilty,’” agents wrote in the complaint. “When asked what he was guilty of, BRAUN responded, ‘Everything.’ “
Agents also asked Braun about his head injury. He told the agents that he was carrying a pizza while walking to the Uber he ordered, then tripped and “busted” his head. Whether that’s true or not, agents haven’t said if they think Braun was injured during the fighting outside the Capitol.
Braun was arrested on April 12 in West Covina. He was released after his daughter entered a $20,000 bond on his behalf. Court records showed he appeared in a Washington, D.C. courtroom via video conference on Tuesday, where he faced felony charges of obstruction, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.
I expect more charges are likely for Jerry in the near future beyond those contained in the Criminal Complaint and the Statement of Facts...
The FBI continues to seek the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who participated in unlawful conduct during the Capitol Insurrection. New images are added frequently...
If you have information about individuals who participated in the largest assault on police officers in U.S. history at the Capitol Riot on January 6th, call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or leave a tip online at the FBI’s website.
If you just can’t get enough information about the terrorists who tried to usurp our democracy, then these links are for you…
Department of Justice Capitol Breach Cases
FBI US Capitol Violence Most Wanted
Insider Searchable Table
George Washington University Spreadsheet — Updated Daily
NPR — Updated Database
ProPublica Capitol Riot videos lifted from Parler
KUMU — Capitol Riot Insurrectionist Networks
Just Security — January 6th Clearinghouse
The Trace — Capitol Riot Gun Arrests
USA Today January 6 Capitol Riot Arrests
Sedition Hunters - Sedition Insiders Photo Gallery
Politico January 6 Insurrection Sentencing Tracker