Massachusetts man found guilty on Jan. 6 charges

FILE - Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. Top House and Senate leaders will present law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, awarding them Congress's highest honor nearly two years after they fought with former President Donald Trump’s supporters in a brutal and bloody attack. Julio Cortez - staff, AP

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WLNE) — A Massachusetts man was found guilty on both felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions at the Jan. 6. insurrection.

Court documents said Noah Bacon, 29, of Somerville, was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony, and misdemeanor charges, including:

  • Entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building
  • Entering and remaining in the gallery of either House of Congress
  • Disorderly or disruptive conduct in a Capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

According to government evidence, Bacon entered the Capitol at about 2:15 p.m. and remained inside for 50 minutes.

Documents further stated that Bacon attempted to keep a breached door open for more rioters to enter the building.

Officials said he used a “Don’t Tread On Me” flag to cover security cameras.

Authorities said he also entered an unlocked Senate gallery after preventing Capitol Police from securing the area.

Bacon was arrested on June 30, 2022, in Somerville. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 14 of this year.

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