Nathaniel Wayne Entrekin, an Arizona man dressed as Captain Moroni from the Book of Mormon during the US Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, pleaded guilty Friday to a single misdemeanor in federal court in Washington, DC.
- Why this is important: Entrekin, 48, will be the least 174th person to plead guilty to a capital infraction. NPR Database. He told an interviewer on January 6, “I’m Captain Moroni. I am William Wallace of the Book of Mormon. “
- According to the Justice Department, federal prosecutors have charged 733 people Database. New cases continue to be reported.
- On January 6, 2021, the Breechers wounded more than 140 police officers. He has done more than $ 1.5 million worth of capital.
Plea agreement: Instead of dropping four other charges by federal prosecutors, Entrekin agreed to plead guilty to federal Class B misconduct of parading, demonstrating or picketing at the Capitol Building.
- Entrekin appeared via video Friday for a plea deal hearing in the District Court of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
- Asked Judge Florence Pan Entrekin, “Did you enter the Capitol’s restricted field on January 6?” Entrekin replied, “Yes, your Honor.”
- “Guilt, your honor,” Entrekin said Friday when a judge asked how he pleaded.
Next: Entrekin faces a maximum of six months in prison, a $ 5,000 fine and five years of probation.
- On April 22, Pan Entrekin was ordered to attend a video sentencing hearing.
- Entrekin’s attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender Danny John, said that as part of the plea agreement, Entrekin will pay a $ 500 restitution.
- After being arrested in Cottonwood, Arizona on July 15, the judge said he had demonstrated exemplary behavior by following the release conditions of Entrekin. She agreed to let him stay pending sentencing.
- You cannot travel outside Arizona or the United States without Entrekin’s permission. They cannot enter the District of Columbia except for court business and meetings with their attorneys. Not even allowed to own a weapon.
Flashback: Entrekin stood out on national TV coverage of the Capitol breach because he wore a Gladiator costume and represented himself as Captain Moroni. Affidavit of 27 pages Through an FBI agent. The Book of Mormon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons) describes Captain Moroni in one of the books of Scripture Raising an army to fight the tyrants In about 72 BC
- The affidavit included pictures of Entrekin walking through the Capital doors at least twice and from his looting phone.
- The FBI affidavit states that Entrekin considered his time at the Capitol “serious” and “revered.” He said he decided to leave immediately after he saw the glass shattered. The FBI said the video evidence was “sometimes corroborated and sometimes contrary to the claims made by the defendant.”
- “In all the photos and videos of the defendant, he is carrying a wooden dowel attached to a piece of white cloth. On clothing, the following text appears to have been written by hand: ‘In the memory of our God, our religion, and liberty, and our peace, our wives and our children. ALMA 46:12, ‘”the FBI affidavit said.
Case: A federal judge issued a warrant for his arrest on July 14 and he was arrested the next day. Federal prosecutors filed five charges against Entrekin on November 18.
- Entrekin entered guilty pleas on all five counts on Dec. 8, asking his court to set a plea deal plea agreement.
- Federal prosecutor Sean Murphy agreed to drop the final four counts against Entrekin when he was convicted. Those counts include: entering and staying in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive behavior in a restricted building or grounds, entering and staying in certain rooms in the Capitol Building, and chaotic behavior in the Capitol Building.