LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas man who authorities say used an American flag to beat a police officer during the attack on the U.S. Capitol has been indicted on assault and other federal charges.
The indictment was unsealed Wednesday in Washington, D.C., against 41-year-old Peter Francis Stager. It accuses him of using a “deadly or dangerous weapon,” a flagpole, to “forcibly assault, resist, impose, impede, intimidate and interfere with an officer.”
A video of the Jan. 6 melee appears to show Stager attacking a Washington police officer with the flagpole.
Two of the charges carry maximum prison terms of 20 years.