Man Sentenced to Prison for Brutal Flagpole Attack on Capitol Police Officer

Peter Francis Stager, from Conway, Arkansas, was sentenced on Monday for participating in the Capitol attack. The Department of Justice swiftly acted, resulting in Stager receiving a prison sentence exceeding four years for his involvement.

On January 6, 2021, Stager was involved in the Capitol riot, where he used a flagpole as a weapon against a police officer. Positioned at the steps of the Capitol, he witnessed and participated in the turmoil, dragging a police officer towards the mob.

Stager struck the officer multiple times with the flagpole. This act of violence was captured in the presence of many. Furthermore, Stager recorded a video during the riot, targeting the Capitol building with provocative statements.

The authorities captured Stager after a weeklong search. The Capitol insurrection led to legal actions against over 1,069 individuals, with more than 350 charged for assaulting or obstructing law enforcement, including Stager.

At the end of his trial, Stager was ordered to pay up to $2,000 in restitution and will be under supervised release for three years after his prison term. His sentencing serves as a reminder of the legal consequences of participating in violent acts during significant national events.

Author: CrimeDoor

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