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Mullins Faces Another Charge in Capitol Riot Case
By West Kentucky Star Staff
LOUISVILLE - A Benton man arrested in February for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot now faces an additional charge.

Clayton Ray Mullins was arrested on Feb. 23 and charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers; obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder; engaging in physical violence; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He was released from jail and placed on house arrest last month.

According to an April 1 superseding indictment, Mullins now faces an additional charge of assaulting an officer. The indictment goes on to say Mullins "did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, interfere and inflict bodily injury on an officer from the Metropolitan Police Department".

Police have also arrested Jack Wade Whitton of Locust Grove, Georgia; Jeffrey Sabol of Kittredge, Colorado; and Peter Francis Stager of Conway, Arkansas in the case. 

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern District of Georgia, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Western District of Kentucky.  

Mullins is due back in court for a status hearing on May 5.

Published 09:05 AM, Wednesday Apr. 07, 2021
Updated 10:16 AM, Thursday Apr. 08, 2021

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