Jan. 6 Rioter Who Beat Officer With Flagpole Sentenced To 52 Months In Prison

Posted on AllSides July 25th, 2023
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An Arkansas man who beat a police officer with a flagpole during the Jan. 6, 2021, assault at the Capitol was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison on Monday.

The Justice Department said Peter Stager, a 44-year-old truck driver, was in Washington after delivering produce nearby and decided to attend the pro-Trump rally near the Capitol. As the crowd surged toward the halls of Congress, Stager became part of a “large, armed mob” as rioters fought their way into an entrance at the Lower West Terrace of the building.


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