Geoffrey SillsLast Updated: August 30, 2022
Insurrection Related Information
- Present at Capitol on 1/6
- Arrested in Mechanicsville, Virginia
- Trial on Aug 23, 2022
According to court documents, Sills was on the lower west terrace of the Capitol on Jan. 6 where he was seen on U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) surveillance, videos posted online, and body-worn camera (BWC) footage repeatedly assaulting multiple law enforcement officers.
As depicted in the footage, Sills threw multiple objects, including pole-like objects, at law enforcement officers around 2:30 p.m., as the officers retreated and the crowd advanced forward. USCP surveillance footage then captured Sills in one of the first groups of rioters entering the tunnel around 2:41 p.m, while holding his phone up as if it were recording. The same activity is captured in video footage posted to the defendant’s Instagram account. As alleged, Sills continued to record while the crowd moved forward in the tunnel. While inside, he repeatedly struck multiple police officers with an extended baton while using a strobe light, apparently to try to disorient the officers. At various times, Sills was pushed toward the back of the crowd and repeatedly made his way forward toward the front of the police line. At approximately 3 p.m., Sills turned around and left the tunnel, walked into the crowd and lifted the baton over his head.
DOJ Case Number:
- Assaulting, Resisting, Impeding Certain Officers/Employees
- Tampering with a Witness, victim or Informant
- Civil Disorder
- Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
- Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
- Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
- Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
Timeline of Litigation
ArrestedMechanicsville, Virginia | June 18, 2021
ChargedJune 16, 2021 "Charged via third superseding indictment 6/16."
TrialAugust 23, 2022 "Found guilty by the Court on 8/23/22 after trial of obstruction of an official proceeding, assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, and robbery. Admitted to a stipulated set of facts."
Virginia Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol BreachPublished on June 25, 2021 Read at US DOJ
- Capitol Breach Cases (Department of Justice)
- January 6th Archive NJ, CA, VA (Media Matters Action Network)
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