A US Capitol Police officer turned Trump appointee was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly six years in prison after pleading guilty to attacking police officers while attending the January 6, 2021 riots at the Capitol.
Leonard boys, 31, of MT, was one of the dozens of Capitol rioters to be arrested after using the attack as an opportunity to further President Trump’s false narrative that the election had been stolen. Boys had served as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in support of Trump, and he also volunteered to support his 2020 presidential campaign.
At the Capitol, boys attacked police officers with a flagpole and wooden sticks. A federal judge in DC found him guilty of seven felonies, including assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, civil disorder, obstructing an official proceeding, entering or remaining in restricted grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct.
He was sentenced to 70 months in prison on Wednesday and will be on supervised release for 3 years after that. He must also pay a $6,750 fine and complete 400 hours of community service.