From the Justice Department:
An Ohio man pleaded guilty today to a felony charge of destruction of government property for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Troy Elbert Faulkner, 41, of Whitehall, Ohio, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia.
According to court documents, shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, Faulkner was part of a large crowd illegally outside the U.S. Capitol. He jumped up onto a window ledge and used his left foot to kick in two lower panes, shattering them.
On Jan. 13, 2021, on a recorded call to an FBI hotline, and in subsequent interviews with law enforcement officers, Faulkner admitted that he had kicked in the window.
The Architect of the Capitol estimated the cost of the damage to the window is $10,560, making this a felony offense.
Faulkner was arrested on Dec. 8, 2021, in Blanchester, Ohio. He is to be sentenced on Oct. 14, 2022.
He faces a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and potential financial penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Here in Ohio we don’t necessarily have the brightest extremists.https://t.co/2plLRuyHTm
“Ohio Man Who Wore Company Jacket with His Name and Number to Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Pleads Guilty”
— Mark Pitcavage (@egavactip) August 5, 2022
Trump insurrectionist wore jacket that displayed his business name & phone number to Capitol riot: feds. Ohio man Troy Elbert Faulkner was caught on tape smashing a window at the Capitol building during the riots. https://t.co/iNEMYsDagz
— Diana Ricketts (@dinerlee) February 1, 2021
Troy Elbert Faulkner’s criminal record includes “Carry Concealed Weapon”, “Domestic Violence” (10/03/2008), “Domestic Violence” (04/11/2009), “No Operator License” (10/01/2007), “Resisting Arrest” (12/09/2004) and a batch of traffic offenses.
— Chris Sampson (@sampsonlive) February 1, 2021