Capitol Rioter Who Dragged Officer into Mob Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison

Capitol Rioter Who Dragged Officer into Mob Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison

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The Capitol rioter who pulled police officer Michael Fanone into a violent mob on Jan. 6 was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Thursday.

The man, Albuquerque Head of Tennessee, pleaded guilty to assaulting the officer in May.

During the events outside the U.S. Capitol, the 43-year-old construction worker grabbed Fanone around the neck and told the crowd around him, “I got one!” Head then forcibly dragged Fanone down the Capitol steps and into the mob of rioters, where he was beaten, kicked and attacked with a stun gun.

“He was your prey, he was your trophy,” said Judge Amy Berman Jackson, as she ordered Head to serve 90 months in prison (7.5 years) followed by 36 months of supervised release.

“People need to understand they can’t do this or anything like this again,” she said. “They can’t force their will on the American people when they’ve already spoken at the ballot box. That’s the opposite of democracy. That’s tyranny.”

Head will receive credit for the approximately 18 months he’s spent in pretrial detention. The judge also ordered the offender to pay $2,000 in restitution to the Architect of the Capitol. An additional amount of restitution to Fanone will be decided at a later date.

Head was one of several men charged in connection with the brutal assault on Fanone. Among them, his co-defendant — Kyle Young– was sentenced to seven years last month.

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