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    73-year-old Indiana man sentenced to prison for role in Jan. 6 capitol breach

    By James Howell Jr.,

    24 days ago

    WASHINGTON D.C. — A northwest Indiana man will spend the next 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges relating the U.S. Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021.

    According to the FBI, Dale Huttle, 73, of Crown Point was sentenced to 30 months in prison, 24 months of supervised release, and ordered to pay $3,639 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper.

    Huttle is guilty of assault, resisting or impeding certain officers using a dangerous weapon and causing serious bodily injury.

    Court documents allege Huttle traveled to Washington D.C. from Indiana on Jan. 6, 2021. After marching to the Capitol Building from the rally, Huttle, using a flag pole with an upside-down American flag on it, jabbed the pole into the stomach of an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

    The officer fell from the attack and suffered a slipped disc in their back, according to court documents.

    According to court documents, Huttle continued to attack other officers throughout the breaching of the Capitol for multiple hours.

    In an interview with media after the breach, Huttle said, “I’m not ashamed of being there. It was our duty as patriots.” Huttle then called himself “the ultimate patriot because I put myself on the line to defend the country. And I have, I have no regrets. I will not say I’m sorry.”

    The FBI arrested Huttle on Nov. 17, 2022, in Indiana.

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