(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — A former Chester, Pennsylvania firefighter was found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a member of law enforcement with a dangerous weapon during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Robert Sanford, 57, was sentenced to 52 months in prison, 36 months of supervised release, $2,000 in compensation to the designers of the Capitol, and medical bills, according to his release from the District of Columbia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office. was awarded $3,798 in damages to of the US Capitol police officer he injured.
Sanford initially attended a nearby rally before walking to the Capitol with other participants, according to court documents. Sanford was seen with a group on the Lower West Terrace of the Houses of Parliament.
While on the Capitol grounds, Sanford threw a fire extinguisher at a group of Capitol police officers, and three of them were hit in the head. threw a traffic cone at
Sanford was arrested on January 14, 2021, and faces more than 320 charges of assaulting or obstructing law enforcement and more than 1,000 other individuals arrested for crimes related to the U.S. Capitol break-in. joined.
https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/retired-pa-firefighter-sentenced-for-assaulting-officers-during-jan-6-riot/ Retired Pennsylvania firefighter Robert Sanford was found guilty of assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6 riots.