Three Men Charged in Thirteen Count Indictment for Assaulting Law Enforcement Officers in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Allegations include Assaulting a U.S. Capitol Police Officer, a Metropolitan Police Department Officer and Stealing a Badge, Radio, and Attempting to Steal a Service Weapon from a Metropolitan Police Department Officer
Note: A full copy of the indictment can be viewed here.
WASHINGTON — Today, the District of Columbia unsealed an indictment against three men for assaulting law enforcement officers, among other charges, during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming the presidential election.
Albuquerque Cosper Head, 41, of Kingsport, Tennessee; Kyle James Young, 37, of Redfield, Iowa; and Thomas Sibick, 35, of Buffalo, New York, were indicted on charges related to their assault of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officer Michael Fanone, as well as other crimes, committed during the breach. All are charged with obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; civil disorder; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct on restricted building or grounds; impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence on restricted building or grounds; impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings; and acts of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings. Sibick is charged with an additional count of robbery; Head is charged with an additional count of civil disorder; and Young is charged with additional counts of civil disorder, assault on an officer, and robbery.
The FBI’s Omaha Field Office arrested Young and Knoxville Field Office arrested Head on April 14, 2021. Sibick was arrested in March pursuant to a complaint and is now charged via indictment.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting the case, with valuable assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa, Eastern District of Tennessee and Western District of New York.
The case is being investigated by the FBI Field Offices in Washington, Omaha and Knoxville, along with the U.S. Capitol Police and MPD, who listed Young as #116, Sibick #115, and Head #111 on their seeking information photos.
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The charges contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.