Man Charged with Allegedly Dragging Officer at Capitol Riot
A fifth man is now charged in one of the most vicious attacks on DC Police Officers during the siege on the US Capitol on January 6th.
Jack Wade Whitton of Georgia was arrested April 1 and charged with a number of criminal counts, including felony assault on a police officer. Four other men, Jeffrey Sabol, Peter Stager, Michael Lopatic Sr. and Clayton Mullins have also been arrested and charged in what prosecutors call a “brutal” assault on at least three DC Police officers.
At that point, one of Whitton’s co-defendants, Peter Stager, is accused of beating the officer “with an American flag on a pole.” As that was happening, prosecutors say MPD body-worn camera video shows the officer identified as “A.W.” was also dragged into the mob, allegedly kicked by Whitton while he was down on the ground.
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