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Alabama man sentenced for assaulting officers during Jan. 6 insurrection

Kaleb Dillard, a former marine, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 12 months of supervised release.

Court records show a man alleged to be Kaleb Dillard participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Insurrection. VIA COURT RECORDS

An Alabama man was sentenced on a felony charge Thursday, for assaulting law enforcement during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The individual, Kaleb Dillard, a former marine, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, 12 months of supervised release and will have to pay $36,238.55 in restitution. Dillard is from Mountain Brook.

The sentencing comes several months after Dillard pled guilty to charges of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers on Jan. 6.

According to DOJ, Dillard entered restricted grounds of the Capitol and made his way to the front of a crowd at a Rotunda door, and used a metal tool to smash a window of the door. Dillard then forced his way past officers and entered the Capitol. Once inside the former marine threw an officer to the ground who was attempting to prevent more insurrectionists from entering the building. 

He would then help agitators enter the Capitol and repeatedly shoved another officer attempting to prevent them from entering the building. After not being able to move the officer Dillard stuck his finger’s in the officer’s face and screamed, “That’s a poor excuse! ‘I got a job to do.’ Give me a f***ing break!”

Dillard would eventually be arrested in Columbiana, Alabama on Aug. 23, 2022.

Since the Jan. 6 insurrection over 1200 people have been charged with crimes in connection to the event and over 400 have been charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.

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Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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