Rioter Who Scaled Capitol Wall Sentenced To Probation

Law & Crime reports:

A Minnesota man who scaled a wall to get into the Capitol and threatened to return after being kicked out of the building on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to 60 days of home confinement and two years of probation.

Jordan Stotts, 32, pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building. He had also been charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.

Stotts’ defense memorandum painted a different picture, saying that Stotts was essentially a tourist in Washington who got “caught up in the moment” and made a bad decision. Stotts’ memo also says he is unable to pay restitution due to the seasonal nature of his work.

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