By ROBERT LEGARE
WASHINGTON (CBS NEWS) — Guy Reffitt, a Texas man convicted of bringing a handgun to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, is set to be sentenced in federal court Monday, where prosecutors are seeking 15 years behind bars for his role in the attack.
A member of the far-right militia group the Texas Three Percenters, Reffitt was found guilty in March of five criminal counts, including obstructing Congress’ certification of President Biden’s Electoral College win. He was the first defendant to stand trial on charges stemming from the attack. Reffitt’s defense team is seeking a maximum of two years in prison.
In seeking the 15-year prison sentence, prosecutors said Reffitt played a central role as part of the mob on Jan. 6, and intended “to use his gun and police-style flexicuffs to forcibly drag legislators out of the building and take over Congress.”
Prosecutors said he also threatened his children when they wanted to report him to authorities.