Skip to main content
Press Release

Maryland Man Sentenced on Felony Charge For Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Was Involved in Multiple Assaults Including Using a Heavy Plank on One Officer

            WASHINGTON — A Maryland man was sentenced today on a felony charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers using a dangerous weapon during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His 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.

            Jacob Michael Therres, 25, of Fallston, Maryland, was sentenced to 40 months in prison. U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg also ordered 36 months of supervised release and restitution of $2,000.

            According to court documents, on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021, Therres was involved in multiple assaults of law enforcement officers with dangerous weapons on the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol. At one point, Therres threw a long, heavy plank at a line of police officers, and it struck an officer in the head. The officer experienced immediate medical effects and, since the injury, occasionally still experiences dizziness. Therres also sprayed a chemical irritant towards a line of officers. He was arrested on November 14, 2022.

            This case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

            The case was investigated by the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, which identified Therres as #180 on its seeking information photos. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

            In the 27 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,000 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. 

            Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit

Updated April 24, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-216