A Jefferson County man who has been charged for allegedly being involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol appeared in federal court today (Feb. 19).
Nicholas Burton Reimler, 28, of Cedar Hill has been charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct and entry into a restricted building or grounds in connection with the riot, both misdemeanors.
The charges were filed in the federal court in Washington, D.C., but Reimler made his first appearance by video at the federal court in St. Louis in front of Judge Noelle C. Collins of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Reimler was arrested Thursday (Feb. 18) by FBI agents, said Venton Blandin, communications director for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Reimler was released on his own recognizance, per recommendations from prosecutors in Washington and court officials in St. Louis, after today’s initial hearing, authorities said.
Reimler’s Facebook profile says he lives in the St. Louis area and is from House Springs. However, he was listed as living in Cedar Hill in his only other public court record in Missouri, which was related to a Dec. 21, 2014, DWI charge after he reportedly was caught speeding at about 78 mph on I-55 in Jefferson County, according to court records.
In addition, Blandin said Reimler lives in Cedar Hill.
Charging documents related to Reimler’s alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot have not yet been made public.
Reimler’s Facebook page includes posts that support former President Donald Trump, as well as one that are critical of President Joe Biden and other Democrats.
On Dec. 30, 2020, he reposted a tweet from Trump that said, “JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!” In the comments on that post, Reimler said he was driving to Washington, D.C., with two guys from work.
Reimler’s Facebook profile says he is a technical services manager, and that he studied civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The profile also says he attended Northwest High School.
Reimler is the fourth person in the Eastern District Court of Missouri to be charged in connection with the January riot, Blandin said.