Indiana woman concludes plea for involvement in Capitol siege – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather

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(WISH) – An Indiana woman reached a plea deal in federal court on Monday in connection with the Jan.6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.

Dona Sue Bissey pleaded guilty to one count of parade, protest or picketing in a Capitol building. Prosecutors have recommended probation and 40 hours of community service, according to court documents.

Bissey and Anna Morgan-Lloyd, both from the Bloomfield area, were charged in February by knowingly entering or remaining in a building or restricted land without legal authorization, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to federal court documents, Bissey and Morgan-Lloyd both posted on Facebook that they were inside the Capitol on January 6, with Morgan-Lloyd claiming it was the “best day ever” and Bissey posting that it was “the most exciting day of my life.”

Morgan-Lloyd also pleaded guilty and was the first person to be sentenced on Capitol Riot charges.

In a written statement to the courtMorgan-Lloyd said she didn’t damage anything but apologized for that day. Court records show Morgan-Lloyd agreed to plead guilty to a single count in a hearing in federal court. Prosecutors accepted probation, 40 hours of community service and $ 500 restitution.

Morgan-Lloyd also wrote: “I was ashamed that anything supposed to show support for the president turned violent. This is not the way to prove anything. At first it didn’t occur to me, but later I realized that if every person like me who was not violent was removed from this crowd, those who were violent might have. being lost the courage to do what they did. For this I am sorry and I take responsibility. I never intended to help people act violently.

Jon schaffer, a Columbus guitarist, pleaded guilty in April and agreed to cooperate with investigators. His sentence has not yet been set.

Bissey’s sentencing is set for October 12.

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