Jan. 6 Rioter Awaiting Sentence Found Dead

A Pennsylvania man awaiting sentencing for his participation in the 2021 Capitol riot died by suicide, a coroner ruled this week.

Mark R. Aungst of South Williamsport pleaded guilty on June 27 in a District of Columbia federal court to a charge of demonstrating or parading in a restricted building.

Following his guilty plea, he remained free on personal recognizance but was not allowed in Washington, except for court-related reasons.

Mr. Aungst was scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 27, with the possibility of facing up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

An obituary posted to NorthcentralPA.com said Mr. Aungst had “tremendous pride for God and his country,” as well as his family.

via joemiller

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