The first Capitol riot defendant to go on trial for crimes relating to the Jan. 6 insurrection has been found guilty on all counts, according to reports.
After less than four hours of deliberations a jury found Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt, guilty on all five counts including transport of a firearm in support of civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding.
The jury also found Reffitt guilty of threatening his children to keep them from reporting him to law enforcement.
The trial lasted for a week and included testimony from current and former Capitol police officers and Reffitt’s teenage son Jackson Reffitt, who tipped off the FBI about his father before the Jan. 6 attack.
Reffitt stormed the Capitol armed with a gun and zip ties on Jan. 6. Prosecutors described him as the “tip of his mob’s spear,” and showed video of him going up a flight of stairs outside the Capitol wearing a tactical vest and a helmet mounted with a GoPro-style camera.
Judge Dabney Friedrich set Reffitt’s sentencing for June 8 at 10 a.m. In the meantime, he will remain in jail. Reffitt faces a potential sentence of years in prison.
More than 750 people have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 attack, so far. Over 200 defendants have already been sentenced.