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Alabama man known for Jan. 6 insurrection role indicted on rape charge

Herrington pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting, resisting, and impeding officers during the events of January 6.

Dillion Herrington AKA MAGA Lumberjack.

In a recent development, Dillon Herrington, an Alabama resident who gained notoriety for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, has been indicted on a charge of first-degree rape. This indictment was handed down by a Limestone County grand jury.

Dillon Herrington, who is often referred to as the ‘MAGA Lumberjack’ due to the widespread circulation of images showing him holding lumber during the Capitol riot, is accused of engaging in non-consensual sexual intercourse with an individual who was unable to consent due to physical helplessness or mental incapacitation. The identity of the victim has been withheld for privacy and legal reasons.

This indictment comes in the wake of Herrington’s December 1 sentencing to three years and one month in federal prison. This sentence was given after Herrington pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting, resisting, and impeding officers during the events of January 6.

The nickname ‘MAGA Lumberjack’ is rooted in Herrington’s actions on January 6, specifically his handling and alleged throwing of lumber at officers, which was captured in photos that later went viral.

Currently, Herrington is being held in jail without the option for bond. He is scheduled for a return to court this Friday. The case continues to draw significant attention, highlighting ongoing legal repercussions for individuals involved in the January 6 events and their subsequent actions.

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

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