Pittsfield man sentenced for role in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

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A Pittsfield man was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Troy Sargent, 38, was sentenced Monday in Washington, D.C. for assaulting law enforcement officers in the Capitol breach.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Sargent was part of the crowd of rioters at the Capitol, when he swung an open hand at a police officer, striking him.

The officer told him to stop, but Sargent swung again, hitting someone else instead.

He pleaded guilty in June to six charges, including felony assault.