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Blanco father and son plead guilty to Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach

KEYE Austin 11/12/2022 Valerie Perez
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A Texas father and son have pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers during the riot by Trump supports at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Blanco residents Jason Douglas Owens, 50, and his son, Grady Douglas Owens, 22,  both pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting, or impeding a law enforcement officer. Grady Owens also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in a Capitol grounds or building.

Court documents say the men illegally entered the Capitol and Grady physically assaulted an officer with a skateboard. Jason later assaulted another officer by grabbing his baton and fighting over it.

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During the riot Grady made several videos making statements such as, “We will not concede,” and “You can’t stop us," federal officials said.

They were both arrested four months after the riot -- Jason in Austin and Grady in Winter Park, Florida.

They face a maximum of eight years in prison.

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