/ Modified nov 17, 2021 11:31 a.m.

Jan. 6 rioter from Arizona got 41 months

Though he isn’t accused of violence, prosecutors say Jacob Chansley was the “public face of the Capitol riot."

Jacob Chansley Jacob Chansley - self-styled "QAnon Shaman" played an active role in the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021
Courtesy of The Alexandria Sheriff's Dept

Jacob Chansley, the spear-carrying Jan. 6 rioter whose horned fur hat, bare chest and face paint made him one of the more recognizable figures in the assault on the Capitol, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Though he isn’t accused of violence, prosecutors say Chansley was the “public face of the Capitol riot” who went into the attack with a weapon, ignored repeated police orders to leave the building and gloated about his actions in the days immediately after the attack.

Before he was sentenced Wednesday, Chansley told the judge it was wrong for him to enter the Capitol and he accepts responsibility for his actions.

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