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Four Capitol rioters plead guilty, one to assaulting police

Kevin Creek, Phillip Bromley, Mark Rebegila and John Juran are now joining the legion of Trump supporters at the the Jan. 6 insurrection who are now cooperating with prosecutors. 

WASHINGTON (CN) — A Georgia man who was shown footage of him assaulting two law enforcement officers on Jan. 6 but told FBI agents that he didn't remember that conduct pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony count of assaulting police.

The deal carries a possibility of eight years in prison for Kevin Creek, though his estimated sentencing guidelines range is 24 to 30 months in prison. 

FBI agents questioned Creek with his attorney in May after he was turned in by an individual he confided in about the riot while seeking medical treatment for exposure to tear gas. As laid out in the complaint, the witness said Creek described the tear gas as worse than what he had experienced in the military and also said he suffered bruises from his time at the Capitol.

In the May interview, Creek also admitted to having mace and a knife in his boot at the riot. When agents asked him if he regretted his conduct on Jan. 6, Creek responded, “50/50."

The agents also showed body-camera footage of Creek striking one officer and kicking another. Creek nevertheless told agents that he “did not remember assaulting any officer." 

Creek will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich on March 10. 

Video surveillance footage shows Phillip Bromley entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (Image via Courthouse News)

Also pleading guilty Wednesday to having stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 was Phillip Bromley, an Alabama medical worker who recounted his time in the Capitol in a self-filmed video. 

“Listen, everybody needs to know the truth,” said Bromley, who went on to say that he spoke to SWAT officers and “reminded them of their oath” on Jan. 6. Bromley also said that Ashli Babbitt was shot eight feet in front of him.

“They shot her and she is dead,” Bromley said.

Bromley pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building.

Mark Rebegila, a Kansas man who was turned in by a witness who claimed that Rebegila sat in a lawmaker’s chair and stole a bottle of liquor from an office in the Capitol, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol Building. 

Rounding out the Wednesday pleas was John Juran, a New York man who was wearing a cowboy hat at the riot and was caught by FBI officials through Google location data. Juran pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. 

Juran will be sentenced on Feb. 23, Bromley on Mar. 2, and Rebegila on Mar. 10. 

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