Idaho Woman Found Guilty of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Capitol Breach
WASHINGTON – An Idaho woman was found guilty in the District of Columbia today of felony and misdemeanor charges for her actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. Her actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Yvonne St Cyr, 55, of Boise, Idaho, was found guilty by a jury of the six charges filed against her, including: two counts of obstructing and interfering with law enforcement during a civil disorder, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates scheduled a sentencing hearing for June 9, 2023.
According to the evidence presented at trial, in the days leading up to January 6, 2021, St Cyr traveled from Idaho to Washington, D.C. to attend the former president’s rally. That day, after leaving the rally, she went to the Capitol where she joined a crowd of rioters who occupied the west plaza. She was part of the group of rioters who broke through the police line in the west plaza, forcing officers to retreat to the tunnel in the lower west terrace. St Cyr pushed forward, moving into the tunnel, was forcibly ejected, then returned to the tunnel, climbed up on the ledge, and called for fresh bodies to the front of the line. She then yelled “Push!”, repeatedly, as other rioters surged into the police officers who stood in defense of the Capitol building. After this, St Cyr crawled through a broken window into senate office space. She claimed she did this because she was looking for a place to charge her phone. Instead, she recorded an obscenity-laced tirade about “communist America.”
The Court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Valuable assistance was provided by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.
The case was investigated by the FBI’s Idaho Field Office and the Washington Field Office. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.
In the 26 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 999 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 320 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.
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