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Arizona man who wore horns in riot pleads guilty to felony

An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge. Jacob Chansley is now seeking release from jail while he awaits sentencing. AP photo.
Posted at 1:28 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 16:34:57-04

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge. Jacob Chansley is now seeking release from jail while he awaits sentencing.

Chansley was among the first wave of pro-Trump rioters to force its way into the Capitol building and was widely photographed in the Senate chamber with a flagpole topped with a spear. A prosecutor estimated Chansley would face 41 to 51 months in prison under sentencing guidelines.

He has been jailed for nearly eight months since his arrest.

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