Harford County Man Sentenced For His Role In The January 6 Capitol Attack
HARFORD COUNTY - A Fallston man who assaulted officers during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol has been sentenced for his involvement in the riot.
Jacob Michael Therres, 25, participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection with his stepfather Douglas Wyatt, 49, also of Fallston. Therres pleaded guilty on Jan. 23, 2023, to his involvement in the attack after being arrested on Nov. 14, 2022.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Wyatt assaulted several officers with a chemical spray on the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol, among other offenses.
Prosecutors described how Wyatt handed a long, heavy plank to Therres, who struck an officer in the head, leaving him with ongoing health issues. Therres also sprayed a chemical irritant toward a line of officers.
The 25-year-old was sentenced on Monday to 40 months in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release for assaulting an officer and resisting or impeding officers using a dangerous weapon.
In addition to his prison term, Therres was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution.
In the 24 months since the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, more than 950 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 284 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.