Warren man receives one year in prison for role in Jan. 6 attack
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WASHINGTON – A Warren man was sentenced on a felony charge for his role in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Michael Scott Lockwood, 32, of Warren, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and 36 months of supervised release Monday.
Lockwood was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss in a Washington DC court after having pled guilty to a felony offense of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers on July 24.
According to court documents, Lockwood traveled from Warren to D.C. to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021. Lockwood made his way to the northwest riser that formed part of the Inaugural amphitheater. Around 3:47 p.m., Lockwood sent a Facebook message to another user, stating, “Im [sic] on top of the capitol, bro.” Lockwood also sent images of himself on the Capitol grounds from that date.
According to the court release, Lockwood was charged with putting his elbow into an officer.
Lockwood was also near a rioter who used a flagpole to strike an officer. The court release says Lockwood grabbed a baton from an officer, trying to subdue the rioter with a flag pole and after a brief struggle, Lockwood took the police baton and disappeared into the crowd.
Lockwood sent another Facebook message to a user stating, “Yea bro, I got in a fight with the cops and s—.” The user replied, “And you didn’t get arrested ???” Lockwood replied, “No arrest. I took a baton from them.”
On January 9th, Lockwood sent a social media message stating, “Got me a little souvenir from Wednesday.” The message included two images of a police baton.
The FBI arrested Lockwood on Dec. 15, 2022.
More than 1,200 individuals have been charged in relation to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 400 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, a felony.