70-Year-Old Colorado Man Sentenced to Prison for Obstructing Police on Jan. 6 – EVOL

Avery MacCracken was arrested by the FBI on Dec. 11, 2021.

A 70-year-old Colorado man has been sentenced to over one year in prison for his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, which involved grabbing a police officer’s arm and uniform and tussling briefly with a second officer before pushing past a police line.

Avery MacCracken, of Telluride, was on May 16 sentenced to 12 months and one day behind bars, along with 36 months of supervised release and $2,000 restitution for his role during the Jan. 6 Capitol incident, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Mr. MacCracken pleaded guilty on Oct. 20, 2023, to a single felony charge of obstructing law enforcement officers when he was part of a large group of people who pushed forward through a police line and entered restricted areas of the Capitol grounds.

Court documents show that Mr. MacCracken traveled to Washington on Jan. 6 to protest the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election amid former President Donald Trump’s allegations of a stolen election. At around 2 p.m. on the day of the incident, he joined a large group of people who were in a restricted area on the West Plaza of the



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