Husband & wife Capitol rioters get slapped with prison sentences — husband gets almost 4 years

A North Carolina couple have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, WCNC reported.

Dale Jeremiah Shalvey, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting or impeding law enforcement officers, was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release. His wife, Tara Aileen Stottlemyer, was sentenced to eight months and 24 months of supervised release after pleading guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding. She was also given a $100 special assessment and a $2,000 fine.

From the Justice Department: According to court documents, the three defendants traveled together on Jan. 6, 2021, and illegally entered the Capitol grounds. At approximately 2:09 p.m., Shalvey walked to a bike rack on the West Front of the Capitol, which was to act as a barricade, and assaulted law enforcement officers by throwing an object that hit an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department. 

At approximately 2:20 p.m., Shalvey, Stottlemyer, and Morrison entered the Capitol through the Senate Wing door and then moved to various areas within the building, including the Crypt, the House’s Suite, the Rotunda, and the Senate Chamber. Inside the Senate Chamber, Shalvey and Morrison looked through Senators’ desks, while all three defendants took pictures of documents that were in and on those desks. Shalvey also took a letter written by Senator Mitt Romney to Vice President Michael Pence from a Senator’s desk and destroyed it after leaving the Capitol. They exited the building at approximately 3:05 p.m.

Sky Palma

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