☷Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Law Enforcement Officer During January Sixth Capitol Breach
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Law Enforcement Officer During Jan . 6 Capitol Breach Defendant Joined in Attack on Officer Who Was Dragged Into Crowd of Rioters WASHINGTON – An Iowa man pleaded guilty today to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the breach of the U . S . Capitol on Jan . 6 , 2021 . His and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of the U . S . Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election . Kyle Young , 38 , of Redfield , Iowa , pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to assaulting , resisting , or impeding officers . According to court documents , Young was among rioters participating in the assault of law enforcement officers in the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol and the archway that leads into the building . A group of officers from the U . S . Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department ( MPD ) formed a line at the door to prevent the mob from entering . At around 2:54 p . m . , Young joined the rioters who were pushing against the police line . While in the tunnel area beneath the archway , he held a strobe light toward the police line and pushed forward a stick - like object . He assisted in throwing a large audio speaker toward the police line . As officers began to push the rioters back from the doors around 3:18 p . m . , another rioter pulled a Metropolitan Police Department officer through the tunnel and into the crowd outside . The MPD officer – wearing a uniform , marked helmet and tactical vest – was assaulted while he was in the mob by rioters , including Young . Young held the officer’s left wrist and pulled the officer’s arm away from his body . The MPD officer was then swept further in the crowd . He was rendered momentarily helpless when an individual repeatedly applied a taser to the back of his neck . According to court documents , as the violence continued in the Lower West Terrace area , Young also made contact with the helmet of a Capitol Police Officer who was pulled into the crowd . Young was arrested on April 14 , 2021 . He is to be sentenced on Aug . 25 , 2022 . He faces a statutory maximum of eight years in prison as well as potential financial penalties . A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U . S . Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors . Young was indicted in April 2021 with two co - defendants accused of participating in the same attack . The case is being prosecuted by the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section . Valuable assistance was provided by the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa . The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI’s Washington and Omaha Field Offices . Young was identified as #116 on the Washington Field Office’s seeking information photos . Valuable assistance was provided by the U . S . Capitol Police . In the 15 months since Jan . 6 , 2021 , nearly 800 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U . S . Capitol , including over 250 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement . The investigation remains ongoing . Anyone with tips can call 1 - 800 - CALL - FBI ( 800 - 225 - 5324 ) or visit tips . fbi . gov .
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