Proud Boy Guilty Of Assaulting Cops, Faces Eight Years

Law & Crime reports:

A California man who has proclaimed to be a member of the Proud Boys extremist group has pleaded guilty to assaulting police officers during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Ricky Willden, 40, admitted Thursday that while facing off against Capitol police, he unloaded a canister of chemical spray on the officers, and then threw the can at them when he was done.

He was also recorded in October 2020 wearing a Proud Boys shirt and issuing a homophobic and sexist missive, according to the Sedition Hunters website. Court records from Madera County in California show that he was arrested in May of 2021 for felony assault.

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