Thursday, July 13, 2023

The End Result


We took notice of Nash County native Matthew Beddingfield's arrest for assault in February 2022 for his part in the violence of January 6th. Here's an update from the NandO:

Matthew Beddingfield fought the law in and around the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, using a metal pole topped by an American flag to slash and stab at the legs and genitalia of police officers protecting the building from an angry mob. 

On Tuesday, the law won. 

Beddingfield, 23, a convicted felon from Nash County, due east of Raleigh, was sentenced to 38 months, three years of probation and $2,000 in restitution. 

He becomes the 11th North Carolinian sent to prison for their roles in the Jan. 6 violence, in which hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked police, smashed doors and windows, then marauded through the Capitol in an effort to stop congressional certification of Trump’s election defeat. 

The unprecedented political assault, fueled by Trump’s baseless claims of a stolen election, has been tied to five deaths, injuries to some 140 police officers and almost $3 million in damages to the Capitol.

1 comment:

Red Hornet said...

The Confederate Widows are crying; crying really loud and scaring their babies.

"You get a flag, and I'll get pole, Honey.
You get a flag, and I'll get a pole, Babe.
Bring bear spray and a kevlar vest,
We'll bust in the Capitol and make a mess,
Honey oh Baby mine."