Jan. 6, 2021 A Florida woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison Friday for her actions during the storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Audrey Ann Southard-Ramsey, 54, was found guilty of seven felony counts, three misdemeanor counts of assaulting, resisting or obstructing an officer, three counts of civil disorder and one count of obstructing official process.
She was sentenced in DC federal court. 72 months in prison, the Justice Department said in a news release Friday. US District Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered Southard-Rumsey to serve 36 months of supervised release and pay $2,000 in restitution.
In the year Following the 2020 election, Southard Ramsey called for a social media revolution, the elimination of the Democratic Party and the formation of a new government, prosecutors said.
According to the criminal complaint, Southard-Rumsey traveled with the group to Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021, from her home in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, Florida.
She posted a selfie on Facebook outside the Capitol building around noon on Jan. 6. The photo caption reads in part: “Ready to take. We got enough people here. Storming the capitol building, it’s going to be fun.
After two hours, as Hundreds of rioters pushed in police stationsSouthard-Ramsey grabbed a flagpole and pressed it against the chest of a Capitol police sergeant, falling backwards and hitting his head under a marble statue.
At the door of the House Chamber, “We’re coming for you!” she shouted. Officials said.
According to the complaint, Southard-Rumsey later joined a group of individuals seeking to enter the House Speaker’s office. In doing so, the rioters pushed the policemen and threw them down a flight of stairs.
Southard-Rumsey is due in June 2021.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, before joining the group in a violent crackdown on Donald Trump supporters. 2020 election resultsSouthard-Rumsey was a voice coach and piano teacherThey have spent years helping children find their creative voice and strengthening her own”.