Actor Jay Johnston from Bob’s Burgers pleads guilty to police interference in US Capitol riot

Actor Jay Johnston Pleads Guilty to Civil Disorder

Los Angeles-based actor Jay James Johnston, 55, has entered a guilty plea for civil disorder, a felony charge. This plea comes in relation to his actions on January 6, 2021, during the riot at the US Capitol.

Johnston, known for his work on Bob’s Burgers and appearances in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Arrested Development, now faces sentencing by a US district judge on October 7.

Details of Johnston’s Involvement in the Capitol Riot

Johnston is among the over 1,400 individuals arrested for federal offenses linked to the violent events at the Capitol. He allegedly engaged in activities that obstructed police officers safeguarding the Capitol.

According to an FBI affidavit, Johnston was captured on video pushing against law enforcement and aiding rioters in assaulting officers at the Lower West Terrace entrance of the Capitol.

Johnston was reported to have lost his role on Bob’s Burgers following his involvement in the riot.

Outcome and Potential Sentence

If convicted, Johnston could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison. His plea agreement acknowledges his actions during the riot, including passing a stolen police shield to fellow rioters and assisting in the confrontation with law enforcement.

Johnston’s associates identified him from FBI-released photos, with one providing a text message in which Johnston admitted to being present at the Capitol on January 6.

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