An Indiana woman became the first person to be sentenced in the January 6 Capitol attack on Wednesday (June 23) after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor charge.
Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, was sentenced to three years of probation, 120 hours of community service and a $500 restitution fee after admitting to being among the throng of rioters who entered the US Capitol earlier this year.
The Bloomfield, Indiana resident was not the first rioter charged in the attack, nor the first to plead guilty, but out of nearly 500 defendants awaiting sentencing she was the first to receive her punishment. According to WHAS 11, the grandmother of five was under a deal with prosecutors, avoiding jail time altogether.
Court documents filed in federal court back in February show that Morgan-Lloyd was identified by a Greene County Sheriff’s Office employee when Morgan-Lloyd attempted to submit a firearms permit. After reviewing Morgan-Lloyd’s Facebook page, the sheriff’s department discovered several posts that showed her and a friend, Dona Sue Bissey, inside the Capitol.
One of the posts was captioned “best day ever,” according to the FBI. Both Morgan-Lloyd and Bissey were eventually arrested and taken into custody, joining hundreds of others identified as rioters who participated in the deadly attack.
In a court filing, the DOJ said when sentencing her they considered Morgan-Lloyd’s lack of criminal history and said the two days of jail time she served could be “eye-opening and serve as a deterrent to future criminal conduct.
Bissey is awaiting sentencing and scheduled to appear in court next month. On Wednesday (June 23), investigators got a major break after Graydon Young, a member of the extremist group the Oath Keepers, agreed to work with prosecutors in the expansive investigation into the insurrection.