Nolan Cooke of Texas traveled to D.C. on Jan. 6 2021 with his girlfriend and joined the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol after the results of the 2020 election were certified in favor of Joe Biden. He never made it inside the Capitol, but got into a physical confrontation with police outside the Capitol building.
In a hearing Wednesday before Senior U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, Cooke pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. “There’s a storm coming,” Nolan allegedly yelled while in that crowd, a reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory that Trump will bring an end to what adherents believe is a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibal pedophiles.
Under the plea agreement, Cooke will pay $500 in restitution toward the estimated $1.5 million damage from the riots. He will also agree to cooperate with the investigation, according to his lawyer.
Cooke had also been charged with engaging in disorderly conduct on restricted grounds. That charge will presumably be dropped at his sentencing hearing.
Read the full report over at Law&Crime.