Sentencing reset in Oklahoma man's Jan. 6 Capitol riot case
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has rescheduled a U.S. Capitol intruder's sentencing after he was unable to appear Wednesday by videoconference
Tanner Bryce Sells, 26, of Chandler, pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanor count of illegally demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol. His sentencing was reset to Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson postponed the sentencing after being told Sells' internet service had gone out and repairs would take 16 hours.
Sells was inside the U.S. Capitol for a little more than five minutes on Jan. 6, 2021, his attorney told the judge in a sentencing memo.
"Mr. Sells is not proud of his participation in the events of January 6," Assistant Federal Public Defender Kyle E. Wackenheim wrote. "Mr. Sells has come to learn that even his minimal participation contributed towards a tumultuous and tragic event.
"He did not travel to Washington, D.C., with the intent to storm the Capitol building or disrupt democracy. Mr. Sells regrets his actions and is ready to accept this Court’s punishment."