Alpharetta businessman pleads guilty to assaulting officers in Capitol riot
ALPHARETTA, Georgia. – A man from Alpharetta pleaded guilty to assaulting police officers during the riots at the United States Capitol on January 6.
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Kevin Douglas Creek, 47, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to assaulting, resisting or obstructing officers.
The US attorney’s office said Creek was arrested in June on several federal charges. He has since been released and the remainder until the date of his conviction.
According to court documents, Creek was seen in body camera footage assaulting a Metropolitan Police Department officer and another United States Capitol Police officer in the West Terrace area of the Capitol. .
In the documents, an FBI agent searching social media for people named Kevin Creek found a Facebook account that shared a photo of a business card for “Nailed It Roofing and Restoration,” which is registered with Georgia Corporations. Division with listed registrar. like Kevin Douglas Creek. Checking the driver’s license photo and Facebook photos of the Alpharetta businessman, officials say they believe they match the man captured by the body camera.
Days after the riots on Capitol Hill, the FBI says it received a tip that Creek discussed being rioted on his way to Northside Forsyth Hospital, saying he “revealed that he had received tear gas at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. “and spoke of” going up the stairs of the Capitol and trying to get inside “.
During the interview, the person who submitted the hose said that Creek “mentioned that he had been gassed before in the military where he had never felt the kinds of effects he was feeling this time around- ci, “said the FBI.
Additionally, court records indicate investigators were able to trace Creek’s activity through his credit card, claiming he used the cards to purchase gas, food and cards on the subway. from DC.
In an interview with Creek and his attorney in May, officials said Creek admitted to driving in Washington, DC at the time of the riot and admitted the photos were of him, but said he “didn’t remember for assaulting any officer “. He was also able to tell investigators where he went that day and what he was wearing, which officials say matches information they found on the man seen in body camera footage.
Creek also told investigators he live-streamed his involvement and posted the feed and photos on his Facebook page, but deleted them when he got home.
“When asked if Creek regretted his conduct on Jan. 6, he said, ’50/50′,” the complaint states.
Creek faces up to eight years in prison, three years on probation and a fine of $ 250,000. His conviction is scheduled for March 2022.
Officials say that in the 10 months since the riot, more than 675 people have been arrested on charges related to violating the Capitol, including more than 200 charged with assault or obstructing enforcement of the law.
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