Kingsport man charged with assaulting officer in US Capitol breach

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WASHINGTON (WJHL) — A Kingsport man is facing charges in connection with the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.

A grand jury has indicted Albuquerque Cosper Head, 41 of Kingsport, on charges related to the assault of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, according to the Department of Justice.

Albuquerque Cosper Head (Photos: FBI)

Head, along with two other individuals, are charged with:

  • Obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting
  • Civil disorder
  • Assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct on restricted building or grounds
  • Impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds
  • Engaging in physical violence on restricted building or grounds
  • Impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings
  • Acts of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings

Head is also facing an additional count of civil disorder.

The Department of Justice says Head was arrested Wednesday.

Kyle James Young, 37 of Redfield, Iowa, and Thomas Sibick, 35 of Buffalo, New York, are the other two suspects facing charges in connection with the assault on Fanone. Young is facing additional counts of civil disorder, assault on an officer, and robbery. Sibick is charged with an additional count of robbery.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says Head had several run-ins with the law between 2000 and 2015, with charges including aggravated domestic assault in 2001, aggravated assault and vandalism in 2006, driving under the influence and evading arrest in 2007, and aggravated burglary and public intoxication in 2014.

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