Law & Crime reports:
A California man who unleashed a can of chemical spray on police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to two years behind bars.
Ricky Willden, 41, was seen on video among a crowd facing off against police at the East Columbus doors to the Capitol building. He was recording the chaos on his phone, which had a sticker that read “I [heart] my Proud Boy.”
Later, Willden took to Facebook and boasted about his exploits at the Capitol. “I think they got the message from everyone of all ages,” he wrote. “FYI the cop who started his shit by mazing [sic] me and hitting my nuts playing stupid games, hope you enjoyed my special prizes,” Willden wrote in a separate comment.
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Self-Proclaimed Proud Boys Member of Who Unleashed Chemical Spray on Police at Capitol on Jan. 6 Gets Time Behind Barshttps://t.co/MiyMsg20XV
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 5, 2022
🚨 SENTENCE: Proud Boy Ricky Willden ordered to serve 24 months in prison followed by 36 months of probation for one count of assaulting police on Jan. 6. He will also have to pay $2,000 in restitution. pic.twitter.com/u5iLYzKEVa
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) August 5, 2022
Willden was among the Proud Boys who bypassed police lines to bear-spray and physically assault counter-protesters in Sacramento on 11/14/20. He also fundraised for 13 proud boys to make the trip to DC for J6. He goes by the name Chris Ricky Willden. https://t.co/6RTWixskTZ pic.twitter.com/1moVmPUVRh
— Borwin (@Borwin10) April 27, 2021
SENTENCE: Proud Boy Ricky Willden ordered to serve 24 months in prison followed by 36 months of probation for one count of assaulting police on Jan. 6. He will also have to pay $2,000 in restitution. pic.twitter.com/8E4TRl5qRW
— #SeditionHunters (@SeditionHunters) August 5, 2022
another Proud Boy pic.twitter.com/TdnnDj3C19
— #SeditionHunters (@SeditionHunters) June 30, 2021