Guy Reffitt Wiki – Guy Reffitt Bio
Guy Reffitt, Texas man who made headlines after his teenage children told investigators Reffitt threatened to shoot them if they turned him over to the FBI.
According to the criminal complaint, Reffitt initially boasted to his family about being at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in order to “protect the country.”
But a few days later, Reffitt became concerned the FBI was “watching” him and warned his children not to say anything about his role that day.
Reffitt arrested on January 16 and faces a federal charge for obstruction of justice.
His age is unclear.
Guy Reffitt Identified From Video Footage
There is video footage of Reffitt outside the Capitol building on January 6, according to the criminal complaint. He filmed wearing a “blue jacket over what appears to be a black padded or tactical-style vest, and he has a black helmet on his head with what appears to be a Go-Pro-style camera attached.”
Footage depicting Reffitt shared online by Reuters on January 6 and aired on Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream the following day, according to the complaint.
Reffitt does not appear to have gone inside the Capitol but stationed “at or past the police line protecting the building” when the demonstration turned violent.
The criminal complaint further specifies Reffitt was standing “on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, on the north staircase, between the Lower West Terrace and the Middle Landing of the Lower West Terrace.”
Reffitt’s Son Statement
According to the criminal complaint, Reffitt’s wife and teenage daughter were present during the search warrant. Reffitt’s 18-year-old son, Jackson, came over to the house while the search was underway.
His son told the FBI agents that on January 8 and “in the ensuing days,” Reffitt had talked about how he had gone to Washington, D.C. to “protect the country” and that Reffitt had said, “we stormed the Capitol.”
Jackson Reffitt added that his father had “recorded some of the events on his Go-Pro camera” that he’d strapped to his helmet.
Education And Career
Reffitt’s son told KXAS-TV that his father “worked in the oil business” and had recently trying to get a private security company off the ground.
Reffitt launched TTP Security Services in October 2020. He wrote on LinkedIn that his company would provide “Personal protection (VIP Services)” and “Event Security” for “Corporate, Film and Music” events.
He asked friends and family for donations on GoFundMe to help fund the company but as of this writing, the page had not raised any money.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Reffitt has a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from the University of Canterbury.
His resume includes time spent working for various oil drilling companies.
Reffitt’s noted on his LinkedIn profile that his oil and gas work experience had also included work overseas in Saudi Arabia, the South China Sea and Vietnam.