2 local men plead guilty to assaulting, resisting, or impeding in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHEC) — Two local men have pleaded guilty in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Cody Mattice, 28, of Hilton and James Mault, 29, from Brockport listened as the judge read an accounting of their actions, before pleading guilty to charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees.
The judge accepted the plea. Both men would serve up to 8 years in prison and pay $2,000 in restitution.
Judge Howell read statements of offenses to both Mattice and Mault.— Stephanie Duprey (@WHEC_SDuprey) April 22, 2022
Both men agreed to what was read to them and their actions at the capitol. Pulling down barricades and pepper spraying officers
Video evidence from the Jan. 6 riot shows both Mattice and Mault climbing over a crowd to get above police shields where officers were huddled. The two men were accused of spraying officers with a chemical at the U.S. Capitol.
Mattice is a stay-at-home dad from Hilton. One of his attorneys had previously said her client is a victim of former President Trump.
Mault, a soldier in the Army from Brockport, was arrested at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and has been held in a federal facility in Raleigh. He had claimed he was caught up in the crowd at the Capitol.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 15.