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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STANDBY: Sentencing at 10am in Capitol breach case of Jordan Stotts. Misdemeanor plea deal
Feds said Stotts scaled wall, raised a fist and bragged on Facebook after Jan 6 about “the siege”, writing “I’ll be back”
Prosecutors to seek 45 days jail. Stotts argues he’s remorseful pic.twitter.com/Z52wGhZtVY
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 9, 2021
Per court docket, Jan 6 defendant Jordan Stotts signed plea deal in his case on July 11
Stotts admits he “celebrated with other rioters and used his cell phone to take a video” while inside Capitol for an hour on Jan 6
Sentencing hearing in November pic.twitter.com/S5bvz8cTcS
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 29, 2021
One video showed Jordan Stotts singing the Star-Spangled Banner while confronting officers after he and others stormed the U.S. Capitol building. https://t.co/uOngavviVb
— April Baumgarten (@aprilbaumsaway) November 9, 2021