WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Georgia man was to 27 months in prison today for attacking two law enforcement officials during the January 6, 2021 breach of the United States Capitol. His and others' activities caused a snarl in a joint session of the United States Congress that was convened to determine and tally electoral votes in the presidential election.
Officers were struck, pushed, and kicked by the defendant.
In the District of Columbia, Kevin Douglas Creek, 47, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was punished. According to court filings, Creek made physical contact with a Metropolitan Police Department officer on Jan. 6 at around 2:28 p.m. by striking the officer's left hand, which was wielding a baton. He made physical contact with a U.S. Capitol Police Officer one minute later by shoving his hand beneath the officer's right shoulder. In addition, he kicked the officer. The assaults took occurred in the Capitol's West Terrace area.
On June 9, 2021, Creek was apprehended in Georgia. On Dec. 1, 2021, he pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers. Creek will be placed on supervised release for the next 12 months after completing his prison sentence. He must also pay restitution of $2,000 to the court.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice's National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting the case. The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia provided invaluable help. The FBI's Atlanta Field Office and the FBI's Washington Field Office are investigating the crime, and Creek was identified as #296 in the FBI's requesting information images.
Virtually 800 people have been detained in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the US Capitol in the 15 months from Jan. 6, 2021, including over 250 people accused with assaulting or hindering law enforcement. The investigation is still going on.
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