WASHINGTON – A Georgia man was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for assaulting two law enforcement officers during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Kevin Douglas Creek, 47, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was sentenced in the District of Columbia. According to court documents, on Jan. 6, at approximately 2:28 p.m., Creek made physical contact with an officer from the Metropolitan Police Department by striking the officer’s left hand, which was holding a baton. One minute later, he made physical contact with a U.S. Capitol Police Officer by placing his hand under the officer’s right shoulder and pushing. He also kicked the officer. The assaults took place in the West Terrace area of the Capitol.
Creek was arrested in Georgia on June 9, 2021. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2021, to assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers. Following his prison term, Creek will be placed on 12 months of supervised release. He also must pay $2,000 in restitution.
The case is being 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 Northern District of Georgia. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, which identified Creek as #296 in its seeking information photos.
In the 15 months since Jan. 6, 2021, nearly 800 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 250 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.
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