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Pittsfield man sentenced to 14 months for role in Jan. 6 coup attempt

Dec 14, 2022 12:48 pm

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Troy Sargent, 38, of Pittsfield, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Dec. 12 for his role in the January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sargent pleaded guilty to felony charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers during the Jan. 6 attempted coup, and also civil disorder and four related misdemeanor offenses. Around 2:30 p.m. during the melee, Sargent swung his open hand toward a U.S. Capitol Police officer, striking him. The officer then told Sargent and others around him, “Do not start attacking people.” Soon after Sargent swung at the same officer but instead hit someone else in the crowd. “I got two hits in on the same rookie cop …” he later wrote on social media. In addition to the prison time, Sargent must complete two years of supervised release and pay $500 restitution and a $285 special assessment. Read more about this story in the Berkshire Eagle.