Alex Harkrider of Carthage sentenced for involvement in January 6 Capitol Attack

Carthage Man Sentenced for Capitol Breach

A 36-year-old man from Carthage, Texas, Alex Kirk Harkrider, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison and 24 months of supervised release for his involvement in the January 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. This decision was made after he was found guilty of multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the incident.

Conviction Details

Harkrider was convicted of felony charges including civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, and disorderly and disruptive conduct with a deadly or dangerous weapon in a restricted building or grounds. Additionally, he was also found guilty of misdemeanor charges of theft of government property, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Shared Beliefs Motivate Participation

The Carthage man traveled to Washington, D.C. with his friend Ryan Nicholas, driven by their shared belief that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. Text messages revealed that Nicholas encouraged Harkrider’s participation by discussing body armor and potential violence in the capital.

Active Participation in Capitol Riot

On the day of the Capitol breach, Harkrider and Nicholas joined the rioters in front of ‘the Tunnel,’ where violent assaults against law enforcement officers took place. This led to Harkrider’s sentencing by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth.

Ongoing Investigation

The investigation into the events of January 6 continues, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, urging anyone with information to contact 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit

Read More of this Story at – 2024-05-27 00:51:51

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