Defendant Joined Crowd Pushing In opposition to Officers in Rotunda Space
WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced, yesterday, to 2 months incarceration and 24 months of supervised launch for a felony cost stemming from his actions in the course of 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 that was within the technique of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes associated to the presidential election.
Kenneth Grayson, 53, of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, pleaded responsible on September 20, 2022, within the District of Columbia, to interfering with a regulation enforcement officer throughout a civil dysfunction.
Based on courtroom paperwork, Grayson attended a rally on the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021, after which walked in direction of the Capitol, the place he illegally entered the grounds. He then approached the Capitol Constructing. Legislation enforcement officers had been trying to stop folks from getting into. Grayson entered the Capitol by the Senate Wing doorways at roughly 2:20 p.m. and proceeded to the Crypt. He additionally entered the Rotunda space, the place a mob of rioters started standing in entrance of a row of regulation enforcement officers. The mob started pushing towards officers to realize entry to the adjoining corridor. Grayson joined the rear of this group that started pushing into the officers.
Whereas he was contained in the Capitol, Grayson live-streamed video on his Fb account. He exited the Capitol at roughly 3:07 p.m.
Grayson was arrested on Jan. 26, 2021, in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Along with the custodial sentence, he was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution and a $100 particular evaluation.
This case was prosecuted by the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Columbia and the Division of Justice Nationwide Safety Division’s Counterterrorism Part. Invaluable help was offered by the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
The case was investigated by the FBI’s Pittsburgh Subject Workplace. Invaluable help was offered by the FBI’s Washington Subject Workplace, the Metropolitan Police Division, and the U.S. Capitol Police.
Within the 23 months since Jan. 6, 2021, near 900 people have been arrested in almost all 50 states for crimes associated to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, together with over 265 people charged with assaulting or impeding regulation enforcement. The investigation stays ongoing. Anybody with suggestions can name 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or go to suggestions.fbi.gov.