Justice Gets 63-Month Conviction Of Capitol Riot Suspect, Longest Yet

  • Mark Ponder was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting three police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, the Justice Department announced.
  • Federal prosecutors said Ponder swung a long, thin pole at a U.S. Capitol Police officer responding to the rioters on the building’s West Plaza.
  • Ponder was detained by Metropolitan Police officers and told law enforcement, “When our country is being attacked with, like we are, we have a right to fight … that is what the Second Amendment was built on,” according to his plea agreement.
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