Two Rioters Get 3.5 Years Each For Assaulting Police

Law & Crimes reports:

Two men from upstate New York who unloaded cans of chemical spray directly upon police officers trying to protect the Capitol on Jan. 6 will spend more than three years behind bars. Cody Mattice, 29, and James Mault, 30, traveled with several other people from the area of Rochester, New York, to Washington, D.C., making the roughly seven-hour drive in order to attend Donald Trump‘s so-called “Stop the Steal” rally.

The day before the siege, Mault suggested to Mattice and others in a Jan. 5 text message that they bring batons, pepper spray, helmets, eye protection and “asskicking boots,” prosecutors say. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ultimately sentenced both men as prosecutors requested: 44 months in prison, followed by a 36-month period of supervised release. Both men will also have to pay $2,000 in restitution toward the estimated $2.7 million in damage to the Capitol.

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