Rioter who assaulted Capitol police with a pole on January 6 gets over 4 years


One of the rioters who took part in the January 6 assault on the US Capitol has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

In one of the toughest sentences yet for a Jan. 6 rioter, Duke Wilson was sentenced to 51 months in prison for obstructing official process and assaulting, resisting or obstructing police officers. He previously pleaded guilty to the charges in September 2021. In addition to the prison sentence, he will serve 36 months of supervised release and must pay $2,000 in restitution.

Wilson broke through the Capitol building and attacked an officer with a PVC pipe. The officer testified against him at the sentencing hearing.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

Rioters loyal to then-President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. Duke Wilson was sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in the attack.
AP Photo/John Minchillo, File


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