Two Rioters Plead Guilty To Assaulting Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports:

Seven months to the day after the Jan. 6th siege of the U.S. Capitol, federal prosecutors have announced their first two guilty pleas for individuals charged with assaulting police on that day.

They are a former MMA fighter Scott Kevin Fairlamb and a metal baton-swinging Seattle resident Devlyn Thompson, the government announced on Friday. Fairlamb agreed to being part of a large crowd that pushed through a line of police officers and metal barricades, and prosecutors say he, “unprovoked, shoved and punched an officer.”

Prosecutors quoted Thompson, 28, with similar taunts months later in July, claiming that he called police officers “traitors,” deployed bear spray on them, threw projectiles at them and swung a metal baton toward them.

Read the full article. The pair faces up to 20 years in federal prison but will likely be sentenced to around five years each.