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Published on May 27, 2024
Capitol Chaos Culprit Coughs to Crimes as Greenville Man Guilty of Felonies in January 6 InsurrectionSource: Unsplash/ Tingey Injury Law Firm

In a courtroom turn of events, Troy Weeks, a 38-year-old man from Greenville, New York, has admitted to his role in the chaos that enshrouded Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. According to the Department of Justice, Weeks pleaded guilty to a slew of charges on May 21, 2024, inclusive of two felonies and four misdemeanors related to the insurrection designed to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

As per court filings, the felonies are civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers while the misdemeanors include trespassing on restricted property and engaging in violence within the Capitol's hallowed halls. Weeks found himself at the epicenter of the violence, near what has become known as the Tunnel, a site where the fury of the mob met the resolve of law enforcement, that afternoon at around 3:02 p.m., Weeks charged into the fray, exhorting his compatriots to push against the beleaguered police line.

Sentencing for Weeks is set for November 1, 2024, presided over by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras. Following his directive to the rioters, Weeks managed to engage directly with officers – at one point he grappled for control of a police officer's shield and was met with OC spray in retaliation. Though expelled from the area shortly after three o'clock, Weeks returned by 3:47 p.m. to participate in yet another coordinated effort to breach law enforcement defenses.

Weeks was tagged as BOLO (Be on the Lookout) #85 by the FBI, catching up to him on January 10, 2023, more than a year after the incendiary attempt to subvert democracy. The repercussions of January 6 continue to ripple through the nation, with over 1,424 individuals hailing from all corners of the United States facing charges. They count among them more than 500 individuals indicted for felony offenses against law enforcement. The FBI's Albany and Washington Field Offices and local police forces have played crucial roles in bringing these suspects to justice.