Yahoo News reports:
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to over five years in prison for assaulting police officers and other charges during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol building.
Robert Morss was convicted on Aug. 23, 2022 and was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of an official proceeding, and robbery.
According to officials, Morss, who was arrested on June 11, 2021, joined the crowd on the West Front of the Capitol at around 2 p.m. He was wearing a vest intended to carry body armor plates and had a knife sheath and scissors on him.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
Morss joined the crowd on the West Front of the Capitol grounds about 2 p.m., authorities have said. He was wearing a vest designed to hold body armor and carrying a knife sheath and scissors.
He moved to the front of the line of rioters skirmishing with police and tried to steal a police baton, authorities said. He took part in a “heave-ho motion” with other rioters, rocking the mob against the police line. Morss also took a riot shield and passed it to others who then created their own line against the police.
At one point, he yelled to fellow rioters, “Take a look around. We are going to take our Capitol back.”
Morss, who reportedly plotted out his attack with a US Capitol Lego set, last appeared here in November 2021 when he complained that jailed rioters were being “force-fed anti-white racial messaging” and “CRT indoctrination.”
His mother, Angela Morss, has launched a money beg on the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, which has raised $55,543 at this writing. In an update posted minutes ago, she laments that her son has requested incarceration at New Jersey’s Fort Dix Prison.
NEW: Jan. 6 defendant Robert Morss sentenced to 5.5 years in federal prison, meaning he’ll do about three more years behind bars. Judge Trevor McFadden called his conduct “outrageous” and said he was one of the worst J6 defendants who’s come before him. pic.twitter.com/NzLcUxtKMn
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) May 24, 2023
🚨 SENTENCE: Former Army Ranger Robert Morss, of Pennsylvania, ordered to serve 66 months (5.5 years) in prison for assaulting and robbing police in the Lower West Terrace Tunnel on Jan. 6. https://t.co/T8ORXncTVA
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) May 24, 2023