After Re-Enlisting into the Military to avoid consequences of Assaulting Police on January 6th, James Mault has been Arrested and Sentenced to 3.5+ Years in Prison
James Mault and his co-defendant Cody Mattice both receive 3.5+ Years in Prison as well as three years of supervised release...
After pepper spraying cops at the January 6th Capitol Riots, James Mault re-enlisted into the United States Military to avoid any troubles. Lucky for him, he has been sentenced to more than 3.5 years in prison today.
He was fired from his union job sometime after the events that ensued on January 6th but were able to re-enlist with the Army even though he had been under investigation by the FBI concerning his involvement in the Capitol Riots. According to those administering the interview, the FBI was unaware of his assaults on police officers that day.
Along with his co-defendant Cody Mattice, Chief Judge Beryl Howell sentenced both Mault and Mattice to prison time. Both received 3.5+ years in prison as well as three years of supervised release. Howell said, “They were not patriots on Jan. 6. No one who broke police lines that day was. They were criminals.”
In October, James Mault was originally arrested after the FBI realized he had been caught on tape assaulting the officers in question. Working as an artillery cannon crew member, Mault was arrested at Fort Bragg and pleaded guilty.
"Those police officers did not deserve what happened to them. As a soldier ... I should have known better. The effects of Jan. 6 continue to haunt me. I know what I did was wrong that day."
James Mault said.
According to Mault, he headed to the Capitol with the “best of intentions” and even brought counter-protest gear. He continued, saying, "We did not plan to fight against police officers but fell into the mob mentality.”