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Virginia couple sentenced to probation on Capitol riot charge

Aug. 4, 2021, 1:41 PM EDT By Pete Williams

WASHINGTON — A husband and wife from Virginia were sentenced Wednesday in one of the first cases that featured only misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Joshua and Jessica Bustle of Bristow, Virginia, were charged with illegally entering the Capitol, remaining inside for about 20 minutes, then leaving. They did not engage in any violent behavior or damage any property.

Both were sentenced to two years of probation and 40 hours of community service. Both were also sentenced to home confinement: 30 days for him and 60 days for her, based in part on comments she made supporting the rioters afterward.

“I seriously considered putting you in jail,” U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan said.

Read more… Virginia couple sentenced to probation on Capitol riot charge (nbcnews.com)