Man pleads guilty to attacking police during U.S. Capitol riot, faces jail time

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump clash with constabulary astatine the westbound entranceway of the Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" protestation extracurricular of the Capitol gathering successful Washington D.C. U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A South Carolina antheral who admitted hurling objects astatine constabulary guarding the U.S. Capitol analyzable during the Jan. 6 riot by Donald Trump supporters pleaded blameworthy connected Wednesday to a felony charge, which could onshore him successful jailhouse for years.

Nicholas Languerand, 26, of Little River, South Carolina, told U.S. District Judge John Bates that helium was blameworthy of 1 number of an indictment alleging helium assaulted a national serviceman utilizing a unsafe weapon.

Languerand has already served six months of pretrial detention. Bates told him that nether national sentencing guidelines helium faces a situation word of betwixt 46 and 57 months and a good of $20,000 to $200,000.

More than 660 radical person been charged with taking portion successful the attack, an unsuccessful effort to halt Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's statesmanlike predetermination victory, which Trump falsely claimed was the effect of wide fraud.

Also connected Wednesday, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to enforce 44 months imprisonment connected Scott Fairlamb, a erstwhile mixed martial arts combatant from Stockholm, New Jersey, who shoved a District of Columbia policeman and punched his look shield.

"A 44-month condemnation reflects the gravity of Fairlamb’s conduct, but besides acknowledges his aboriginal admittance of guilt," prosecutors said successful a tribunal filing.

Reporting By Mark Hosenball; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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