A suspect within the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol has surrendered to police in New Jersey

ByThe Related Press

November 10, 2023, 10:09 AM

MONROE, N.J. — A suspect within the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol surrendered to police in New Jersey on Friday, two days after fleeing when FBI brokers got here to his home to arrest him.

Gregory Yetman, 47, surrendered to police in Monroe Township on Friday morning with out incident, stated Amy Thoreson, a spokesperson for the Newark FBI workplace.

Monroe is close to Yetman’s house in Helmetta, a small city in central New Jersey about 43 miles (69 kilometers) south of New York Metropolis.

The main points of his give up weren’t instantly out there, together with whether or not an legal professional accompanied him or whether or not he has retained one. A phone message left on an answering machine at Yetman’s house looking for remark was not instantly returned.

He’s charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding sure officers; obstruction of legislation enforcement throughout civil dysfunction; getting into and remaining in a restricted constructing or grounds; partaking in bodily violence in a restricted constructing or grounds; and committing an act of bodily violence within the Capitol grounds or buildings, based on the FBI.

USA At present reported earlier this yr that Yetman, whom it recognized as a former navy police sergeant within the New Jersey Nationwide Guard, had been interviewed by the FBI about his participation within the riot, and that he’s suspected of firing pepper spray at protesters and cops.

Yetman instructed the newspaper he did nothing incorrect on the Capitol, and denies pepper-spraying anybody.

Roughly 1,200 folks have been charged with Capitol riot-related federal crimes. Over 800 of them have pleaded responsible or been convicted by a jury or decide after a trial. Greater than 700 of them have been sentenced, with roughly two-thirds receiving phrases of imprisonment starting from three days to 22 years.

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