Robert Scott PalmerMILF a Florida man who Police attacked with fire extinguisher 6 during the Capitol riots and identified by online searches, pleaded guilty on Monday to a felony and was ordered to remain imprisoned until sentencing.
palmer who was wearing Embellished with a “Florida for Trump” hat and an American flag sweatshirt Donald TrumpOn January 6, his name was found guilty of three counts. indictmentA felony charge of causing bodily injury, attacking, resisting or obstructing certain officers by using a dangerous weapon. Palmer was arrested in march, 12 days later named him in a story.
online spies working #SediitionHunters. According to Palmer was identified as the man who used a fire extinguisher to attack officers in a tunnel on the west side of the Capitol. Dozens and dozens of other Capitol rioters have been positively identified by online investigators, but have yet to be arrested FBI.
Palmer filed his guilty plea before Judge Tanya Chutkan, who earlier in the morning expressed concern January 6 about leaving defendants with a “slap on the wrist” and sentenced to 45 days in prison for a misdemeanor Capitol attack defendant. federal prosecutors had demanded Three months’ home custody in that misdemeanor case, while the defendant’s defense counsel sought probation.
Palmer admitted in front of Chutken that he threw a wooden plank at officers during the riots, that he sprayed fire extinguishers at officers guarding the Capitol, and that he dodged a fire extinguisher in the police line.
“He surrendered and turned himself in shortly after your story,” said Palmer’s lawyer, Björn Brunvand, said When Palmer indicated that he planned to plead guilty. “We contacted the FBI, and he turned himself in as soon as they were ready for him. … In line with what we’ve been doing since day one, he wants to accept responsibility for what he did.”
Chutkan ordered Palmer to be held in custody until sentencing. Brunvand said Palmer sold his assets to prepare for the possibility that he would be locked up until trial. The attorney also said that Palmer’s sentencing guidelines would range between 46 and 57 months in prison.
The FBI has made more than 600 arrests in connection with the attack on the Capitol, and hundreds of others are still wanted by the bureau. Federal officials have referred to the Capitol investigation as the largest investigation in FBI history, and the caseload will last well into 2023.