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Wolcott man sent to prison for Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Nicholas Languerand social media post from court records (source: WBTW)

Nicholas Languerand, 26, formerly of Wolcott, is the first person known to have Vermont connections to be sentenced for taking part in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Languerand received a three year, eight-month sentence to federal prison for assaulting law enforcement during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, according to a statement issued Wednesday, Jan. 26 by the U.S. Attorney in South Carolina. He will get credit for several months’ time served.

According to a WBTW review of court documents, Languerand was present, took photos, and posted a (literally) blow by blow account of the interaction between protesters and Capitol police.

Wolcott is a rural, poverty-stricken Lamoille County town, at least compared to its neighbors Morristown and Hyde Park. According to a CBS account, family members testified Languerand overcame serious childhood challenges to acquire his high school diploma, and served in the military.

He assaulted law enforcement with a dangerous weapon “during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” the statement said.

According to court documents, Languerand, 26, most recently of Little River, South Carolina, was among rioters standing near the archway leading from the Lower West Terrace to the interior of the Capitol. Between 4:50 and 5 p.m., he threw various objects at officers with the U.S. Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department, including an orange traffic barrier and two stick-like objects. The officers were protecting the Lower West Terrace entrance. Based on the size and weight of the objects, as well as the speed and force with which Languerand threw them, the items were capable of inflicting serious bodily injury. Additionally, at about 5 p.m., Languerand took possession of a police riot shield, struck it against the ground, and then held it in front of him as he confronted police.

At the time of the Capitol breach, Languerand was residing in Wolcott, Vermont. He later moved to South Carolina, where he was arrested on April 15. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 3, in the District of Columbia, to assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon. In addition to the prison term, Judge John D. Bates ordered Languerand to pay $2,000 in restitution. He also must serve a period of two years of supervised release following completion of his prison term. He additionally was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service.

The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina. The case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington and Columbia, South Carolina Field Offices. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

In the one year since Jan. 6, more than 725 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 225 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov. Most information above came from a US Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina Press Release.

17 replies »

  1. This just in no BLM rioters, looters and peaceful protestors have been sentenced. Details to be revealed never…..

  2. Double standards for conservatives as compared to the leftist radicals. Pathetic & undemocratic.

  3. I would like to know how many Antifah brats, if any, garnered such stiff sentences after destroying hundreds of millions of dollars of federal property, attempted murders, etc., across America over weeks, even months, throughout a multitude of cities, from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine while this Vermonter was only “at it” for one day. Google Time!

  4. But Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) doesn’t see the dark of prison after cavorting with a Chinese spy. Still wondering if he tipped Ms. Fang off enabling her to flee the country …. anyroad

  5. That 1/6 protest was nothing more than the ´Altamont’ of political protests; anybody still around that remembers Altamont concert?). It was not an organized insurrection; it was some attendees acting badly. This political incarceration is criminal behavior by the government; US political prisoners! And remember what John Adams thought of his old Sedition Act? Major regret of his life as I recall (same party members were arrested then too! ) And sad to see this word sedition creep back into our country. I guess we are “doomed to repeat”.

  6. Most of the rioters, demonstrators, those who attacked Police, Federal Officers, Anarchists, Reserve Troops, Business owners and other civilians, destroyed vehicles, torched buildings, incited riots and violence, looted. They all walked, NO JAIL, fines paid by their backers. This young man was screwed. That’s the only way I can put it. I hope that shortly congress can find a way to reverse their sentences and let them get on with their lives!

  7. Why are a large number of protesters being held in jail with no charges levied against them yet? Is this legal? Is Garland responsible? Where are all the lawyers?????????????

  8. Just remember, if you decide to pick-up a gun and act violently, as your god Trump has suggested you do against those who don’t support him, we can fire back.

  9. Languerand actually sounds like a well groomed MKUltra provacateur – ‘radicalized’ by his background to make him a prime target for scapegoat.

    I love how people keep repeating Nancy Pelosi’s misattribution that Q and Anonymous are or ever were one and the same. Her bubble life thinks they are. They are two different, separate movements: one is a government psyop, the other is a citizen hacker group that is decentralized and world wide. They contributed to ‘downloads’ to Wikileaks. Conflating the two makes another non-existent boogie man – but that is convenient to Pelosi’s nightmare vision of the world.

    QANON is not a thing.
    But this poor kid… talk about further radicalizing someone by putting them in jail.
    The FBI press release could have an addendum at the bottom: You can expect to see us placing this actor before you a few more times down the road. We own him now.

    The old… get out of jail free if you collaborate, snitch, and become our convenient pawn.

  10. The Truth will spread far and wide that January 6th was a complete Evil set-up by the Marxist Cabal and the Main Stream Media. The Truth cannot and will not stay hidden. The Truth has a way of coming out. Each day the Evil Cabal and the Main Stream Media crumbles. Justice for the January 6th political prisoners is on the horizon!

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