7 Years in Jail

A Virginia police officer who was off-duty on January 6, 2021, when he and another officer stormed the U.S. Capitol 

Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson declined to address the court before U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper...

Federal prosecutors had said that Robertson should spend eight years in prison. Guy Reffitt, a man from Texas, attacked the Capitol...

Robertson gets credit for the 13 months he has already spent in jail. Cooper said last year that Robertson broke the rules...

The judge said he was troubled by Robertson’s conduct since his arrest — not only his stockpiling of guns but also his words...

After Jan. 6, Robertson told a friend that he was prepared to fight and die in a civil war and he clung to baseless...

Sentencing guidelines calculated by Cooper recommended a prison term ranging from seven years and three months to nine years.

In April, a jury found Robertson guilty of attacking the Capitol to stop Congress from recognizing Joe Biden as the next president.