A man charged over the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 has died while awaiting trial. John Steven Anderson, 61, died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital South in Jacksonville, Florida, according to an obituary published by St. John’s Family Funeral Home.
Anderson’s attorney, high-profile defense lawyer Marina Medvin, confirmed his death to WUSA9, saying in an email that the deceased was a “good-hearted man.”
The veteran of the Mar ine Corps and Florida Army National Guard’s 3/20th Special Forces Group was arrested
Anderson was granted pretrial release in March and ordered to stay away from the District of Columbia except for business related to the Jan. 6 case.
The charges against Anderson included civil disorder, assaulting police, theft of government property, and entering a restricted building or grounds. Medvin released a letter Friday explaining the circumstances surrounding the charges.