Chattanooga man admits to his involvement in January 6th attack on U.S. Capitol

The Capitol Attack Involvement of a Chattanooga Man

A man from Chattanooga found himself at the U.S. Capitol during the tumultuous events of January 6th, 2021. Zylas Hamilton, facing prosecution on 4 charges, struck a deal with federal prosecutors. He admitted guilt to two offenses: disorderly conduct within the Capitol building and engaging in parading, demonstrating, or picketing within the same premises.

Digital Footprints Leading to Legal Consequences

Hamilton’s online activities, specifically on social media, were key in his identification and subsequent arrest post-riot. In a Facebook post, he brazenly declared his presence at the Capitol. Additionally, his account revealed a candid admission of being subjected to mace, tear gas, and a rubber bullet during the chaos.

Hamilton’s response to being tear-gassed further underlined the aggressive nature of the encounter – “because we rushed them,” he explained.

Plea Deal Terms and Possible Penalties

In light of his admission of guilt to two charges, Hamilton faces potential consequences of up to 6 months in federal prison, a 5-year probation period, and a fine reaching $5,000. His sentencing date is set for August 22nd.

Visual Evidence and Legal Documentation

The U.S. Department of Justice included a photo gallery in their criminal complaint against Hamilton, offering visual proof of his alleged offenses. Access the full court document detailing Hamilton’s actions here.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue to investigate this developing story.


DISCLAIMER: Our investigative efforts revealed that Hamilton had sponsored segments on our lifestyle show This ‘N That in May and June 2021. These segments have been removed from our platforms.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-05-16 12:25:56

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