Buzzfeed News reports:
Guy Reffitt, a Texas man accused of bringing a handgun to the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and the first person to stand trial in connection with the attack, was found guilty of all counts on Tuesday. The two obstruction counts were the most serious, carrying maximum sentences of 20 years in prison.
Reffitt faced a five-count indictment charging him with bringing guns to DC to support a “civil disorder,” obstructing an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, being in a restricted area with a handgun, interfering with police during a civil disorder, and obstructing justice by threatening his children to not cooperate with the FBI.
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The First Jan. 6 Defendant To Go To Trial Was Found Guilty Of All Counts
— Mark Schoofs (@SchoofsFeed) March 8, 2022
— Tom Jackman (@TomJackmanWP) March 8, 2022
Reffitt is the man accused of charging at police with gun on waist. And of threatening his kids if they turned him in.
Jury has informed judge they’ve reached verdict
I’m in courthouse. Big moment for US Dept of Justice forthcoming
Jury is walking in
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 8, 2022
BREAKING: Guy Reffitt became the first Jan. 6 rioter to get convicted by a jury on Tuesday https://t.co/csNoUIs24B
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 8, 2022