US Attorney files motion to dismiss charges against Madison man accused of assaulting federal officer during Jan. 6 riot
MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - The charges for a Madison man who was accused of assaulting a federal officer may be dropped since the government filed a motion to dismiss them.
Dillon Herrington, nicknamed “MagaLumberjack”, was arrested and taken into custody on July 7, 2021. Herrington earned the nickname after surveillance footage captured him in a “Make American Great Again” hat and throwing a wooden 4″ x 4″ piece of lumber in the direction of members of law enforcement.
Herrington was charged with assaulting a federal officer as well as the following:
- Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
- Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Group
- Knowingly Engage in any act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in a Restricted Building
- Willfully and Knowingly Engage in an act of Physical Violence in the Grounds of the Capitol Building
- Commit or Attempt any act to Obstruct Impede or Interfere with Law Enforcement in the Lawful Performance of his Official Duties
- Forcibly Assault, Resist, Opposes Impede, Intimidate, or Interfere
In a court document filed on Monday, The United State Attorney for the District of Columbia, Matthew Graves, submitted a motion to dismiss Herrington’s pending charges without prejudice.
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