Carlsbad Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Officers at Capitol on Jan. 6


Last updated 5/13/2022 at 11:44pm

CARLSBAD - A Carlsbad man pleaded guilty today to assaulting multiple police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

James Burton McGrew, 40, admitted to joining in a mob of people who overtook police officers guarding the Capitol, then later attacking officers

during a series of altercations. He is set to be sentenced in August, when he faces a maximum of eight years in prison for his plea to a count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, McGrew and other rioters advanced to the Upper West Terrace doors to...

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