MAGA Rioter Sentenced To More Than 4 Years In Prison For His Role In J6 Attack
Geoffrey Sills, a Virginia Trump supporter who assaulted police officers with a stolen baton and used a flashing strobe light to disorient officers trying to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison, The Associated Press reported Wednesday via HuffPost.
Prosecutors said that Sills, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, arrived at the Capitol with a gas mask and goggles — threw several pole-like objects at police, stole a police baton from an officer, and hit at least two officers with it. He also pointed a strobe light at a line of officers in the tunnel.
He also posted videos of his actions and others on social media that day before deleting his account, prosecutors say.
The 31-year-old MAGA fanatic “was convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of Congress and robbery for his role in the violence at the Capitol’s Lower West Terrace tunnel, where police were beaten and crushed as they tried to beat back the angry mob of President Donald Trump supporters,” the report states.
Sills is among roughly 1,000 people who have been charged with federal crimes in the riot that left dozens of police officers injured.
More than 300 people have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, including more than 100 who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury, according to the report.
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