From the Justice Department:
A Washington State man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for assaulting law enforcement during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
According to court documents, Devlyn Thompson, 28, of Seattle, was among individuals in a crowd on the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol who were pushing against and assaulting Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officers in the tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol.
Thompson and others in the tunnel yelled obscenities at police and encouraged the continued assault. Thompson was part of a group that threw objects and projectiles at the officers, including flag poles, and grabbed and stole the officers’ riot shields to prevent them from defending themselves against the violence.
Thompson pleaded guilty on Aug. 6, in the District of Columbia, to assaulting, resisting or impeding officers while using a dangerous weapon.
Thompson was arrested on that same date and has been in custody ever since. Judge Royce C. Lamberth also ordered him today to pay $2,000 in restitution. He also must serve a period of three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term.
Judge has sentenced another of the US Capitol rioters who pleaded guilty to assaulting police
Devlyn Thompson gets 46 months prison time, he’d been accused of swinging baton at police & throwing speaker device amid the fierce fighting in tunnel pic.twitter.com/sI148dn5Fh
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) December 20, 2021
Devlyn Thompson got the heavy sentence after his attorney had asked for just a year for striking an officer with a metal baton, arguing that Thompson’s autism spectrum disorder meant that his “understanding of what was happening was naive and inaccurate.” https://t.co/VSaOfQIOOB
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 21, 2021
In a cost/benefit chart Devlyn Thompson did as part of an evaluation, he said he “can’t think of a single benefit” of going to D.C. on Jan. 6. pic.twitter.com/t6TU60EqNj
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 20, 2021