FL Man Pleads Guilty In Capitol Riot, Faces Five Years
From the Justice Department:
Florida man pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Robert Flynt Fairchild, Jr., 40, of Orlando, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to civil disorder. According to court documents, on Jan. 6, Fairchild attended a rally at the Ellipse and headed to the Capitol.
From at least 1:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., Fairchild was present in a crowd in the then-restricted area of the Capitol’s West Plaza. A series of metal barriers were set up by law enforcement officers to contain the crowd.