Ryder Winegar Biography, Wiki
Ryder Winegar is a man who’s accused and arrested for threatening members of congress, Amherst man accused of threatening 6 members of Congress for failing to support President Trump.
He is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening congressional leaders in a case that is unrelated to last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Ryder Winegar is 33-years-old.
Arrested For Threatening Members of Congress
Winegar was arrested on Monday in Boston.
Winegar, left voicemails at the offices of six members of Congress on Dec. 16 and 17, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
According to the federal complaint, Winegar identified himself by name or identified his telephone number in some of the messages.
Authorities said in one of the voicemails, Winegar allegedly said: “I got some advice for you. Here’s the advice. Donald Trump is your president. If you don’t get behind him, we’re going to hang you until you die.”
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The complaint filed in court alleges that on December 16 and 17, 2020, Winegar left voicemails at the offices of six members of the United States Congress in the District of Columbia. In some of the messages, Winegar identified himself by name or identified his telephone number. The voicemails threatened to hang the members of Congress if they did not “get behind Donald Trump.” For example, in one message, Winegar allegedly said, “I got some advice for you. Here’s the advice, Donald Trump is your president. If you don’t get behind him, we’re going to hang you until you die.”
Winegar was arrested on January 11, 2021, in Boston and is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate judge later today. The charges in the complaint are only allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police with assistance from the United States Marshals Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Amherst Police Department.
His defense attorney told News 9 that Winegar turned himself in and appeared in federal court in Concord where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Winegar is being detained until his next scheduled hearing on Jan. 14.