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Richard Barnett Who Posed with Feet on Pelosi’s Desk Convicted

Richard Barnett Who Posed with Feet Up on Pelosi's Desk Convicted.

A jury convicted Richard Barnett, an Arkansas man, on eight criminal counts Monday for carrying a stun gun walking stick into the office suite belonging to the Speaker of the House on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before returning a guilty verdict on all counts in the trial of Richard Barnett, 62. Those counts include felony charges of civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding and entering and remaining in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon.

Barnett, of Gravette, Arkansas, turned himself into police on Jan. 8 after returning home from Washington, D.C. By then, a photo of him leaning back with his feet up on a desk in the Speaker’s office suite had become one of the most viral early images of the Capitol riot. Barnett, who testified in his own defense during his trial, said he was pushed into the building and inadvertently wound up in the Speaker’s office suite while looking for a restroom.

During his testimony, Barnett said he regretted posing for the photo – although on cross-examination, prosecutors pointed out he’d attempted to sell signed copies of it to raise money for his legal defense. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gordon also questioned Barnett about his repeated suggestions to his wife while he was in jail that they should copyright the wording of the crude note he’d left behind for then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Prosecutors argued Barnett had come to the Capitol on Jan. 6 “prepared for violence.” Jurors saw belligerent social media posts and videos of him showing off the 950,000-volt “Hike ‘n Strike” stun gun walking staff he’d brought with him to D.C.

 

 

 


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Richard Barnett Who Posed with Feet on Pelosi’s Desk Convicted

Richard Barnett Who Posed with Feet Up on Pelosi's Desk Convicted.

A jury convicted Richard Barnett, an Arkansas man, on eight criminal counts Monday for carrying a stun gun walking stick into the office suite belonging to the Speaker of the House on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before returning a guilty verdict on all counts in the trial of Richard Barnett, 62. Those counts include felony charges of civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding and entering and remaining in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon.

Barnett, of Gravette, Arkansas, turned himself into police on Jan. 8 after returning home from Washington, D.C. By then, a photo of him leaning back with his feet up on a desk in the Speaker’s office suite had become one of the most viral early images of the Capitol riot. Barnett, who testified in his own defense during his trial, said he was pushed into the building and inadvertently wound up in the Speaker’s office suite while looking for a restroom.

During his testimony, Barnett said he regretted posing for the photo – although on cross-examination, prosecutors pointed out he’d attempted to sell signed copies of it to raise money for his legal defense. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gordon also questioned Barnett about his repeated suggestions to his wife while he was in jail that they should copyright the wording of the crude note he’d left behind for then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Prosecutors argued Barnett had come to the Capitol on Jan. 6 “prepared for violence.” Jurors saw belligerent social media posts and videos of him showing off the 950,000-volt “Hike ‘n Strike” stun gun walking staff he’d brought with him to D.C.

 

 

 


All persons depicted in this publication are presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Do not attempt under any circumstance to apprehend any persons depicted on Fugitive Watch. Some of the persons depicted on Fugitive Watch may be considered by law enforcement to be armed and dangerous.

 

 


NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The fugitive.com and fugitivewatch.com notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.

AVISO: Todas las personas representadas son presumidas de ser inocente a menos que resultara culpable en un tribunal de justicia. Fugitive.com y fugitivewatch.com anotaciones que aparecen en este sitio son MARCAS REGISTRADAS y NO una expresión de hecho o de opinión.

COMMENT ADVISEMENT: We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

AVISO DE COMENTARIO: Damos la bienvenida a tus pensamientos, pero por el bien de todos los lectores, por favor abstenerse de la utilización de obscenidades, ataques personales o insultos racistas. Todos los comentarios están sujetos a nuestros términos y condiciones del servicio, y podrá ser retirado. Reincidentes pueden perder privilegios comentar.


Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, fugitive.com. We can also be found on social media such as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local businesses, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.

Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and deaths.

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