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Documents submitted by the prosecution indicate that a guy from Payson, who is suspected of lunging at officers with a stun gun during the rioting that occurred at the United States Capitol, will likely enter a guilty plea to a felony charge.

Zach Rash, who was 24 years old at the time, was charged with seven offenses that were connected to the uprising. There is only one count listed in the new document that was submitted by federal prosecutors, and that is those of assaulting, resisting, or impeding specific officials. As a result of the evidence presented in the count, Rash faces the possibility of receiving a sentence of up to eight years in prison.

Furthermore, Rash is required to enter the plea in court. On July 9th, the next hearing is set to take place.

On January 6, 2021, a video was taken that showed Rash stealing a stun gun from another rioter and then lunging at police officers, as stated by the prosecutors. During the later stages of the uprising, the government asserts that he assisted the mob in preventing the police from locking police doors.

It is stated in an affidavit filed by the FBI that Rash consented to an interview with investigators on October 5, 2022, as per fox13now.

On the other hand, an FBI agent wrote that “Rash stated that he did not bring a stun gun to the United States Capitol; however, after seeing images of himself in the Tunnel possessing a stun gun, he told the agent that he received a stun gun at some point in the Tunnel.” Rash admitted that he had been holding onto the stun gun for a number of minutes, but he stated that he had “dropped it and didn’t want anything to do with it.”

In answer to additional inquiries concerning the stun gun, Rash wavered in his response on the topic of whether or not he assaulted officers with the stun gun while they were in the Tunnel. It was his statement that “I don’t think I used it that day,” but he also said that “it could have happened.”

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