Actions

Feds seek maximum sentence for QAnon Shaman for role in January 6 Capitol riot

Capitol riots man with horns Jacob Chansley
Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 21:01:13-05

PHOENIX — Jacob Chansley, the self-described QAnon Shaman, is facing a potential 51 months in prison for taking part in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

JACOB CHANSLEY Capitol Breach Costumed Rioter
FILE - This undated file image provided by The Alexandria (Va.) Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Chansley, who pleaded guilty on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, to a felony obstruction charge for his part in the Capitol riot. Chansley is known for having stormed the Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Outfitted with his spear, horns and fur, Chansley, who lives in Phoenix, was among the most recognizable participants in the riot.

In September, he pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding.

Prosecutors are asking for the stiffest penalty under federal sentencing guidelines — from 41 to 51 months.

Court documents reveal Chansley repeatedly refused to listen to police officers’ commands inside the Capitol and his brandishing of a spear-tipped flagpole.

RELATED: Judge denies release of Arizona man who donned bearskin headdress during Capitol riot

Chansley’s attorneys have not yet submitted a sentencing recommendation with the court.

His sentencing is set for November 17.