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Four-month prison sentence handed out to a Glendora man in connection with Capitol riot

Glendora, California – A four-month prison sentence has been handed out to a man from Glendora on felony charges related to the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

The now convicted 21-year-old Hunter Ehmke was charged with destroying government property for his part in the attack on January 6, 2021, at a joint session of Congress where electoral votes were being counted to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

The plea agreement states Ehmke climbed up onto a window ledge outside of an office and broke multiple panes.

The Department of Justice said that the broken windowpanes caused $2,821 worth of damage.

Ehmke was the first person to be arrested in connection with the riot on Capitol Hill in Southern California. He was taken into custody a week after the riot.

On January 4th, at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, he entered a guilty plea. After serving his time in jail, he will be subject to a period of three years of supervised release. According to the Department of Justice, he must also pay $2,821 in restitution.

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