Geoffrey SillsLast Updated: September 14, 2023
Insurrection Related Information
- Present at Capitol on 1/6
- Arrested in Mechanicsville, Virginia
- Sentenced on Mar 21, 2023
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.
- 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."
SentencedMarch 21, 2023 "Sentenced to 52 months’ incarceration 36 months’ supervised release $2,000 restitution"
- Prison: 52 month(s)
- Parole/Supervised Release: 36 month(s)
- Fine/Restitution: $2000
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