Militia Member Given Longest Prison Sentence Yet For Attacking Capitol On Jan. 6

Posted August 2, 2022 by with 5 comments

Something for Sergeant Snowflake to look forward to? Last month, there was that former solider who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for attacking the Capitol, and today, someone else has received an even longer sentence: Seven years.

Via Reuters:

An associate of the far-right Three Percenters militia was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Monday for joining a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and later threatening to harm his children if they informed on him to the FBI.

Guy Reffitt, of Wylie, Texas, was convicted by a jury in March of five felony charges, including bringing a gun onto the Capitol grounds and obstructing an official proceeding.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich issued a sentence of seven years, three months – the longest yet for anyone involved in the riot.

Previously, the longest sentence for a Jan. 6 case had been 63 months, but in those two cases, the defendants opted not to go to trial, and to plead guilty instead.


Like Reffitt, gay-for-pay porn star Sergeant Steven Miles has also pleaded not guilty to attacking the Capitol, even though you can see him in videos and photos assaulting Capitol police and smashing windows. Miles’ trial is scheduled to begin later this year.