Ohio man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation

Justin Stoll made threat in online video
Justin Stoll on January 6 - 16x9
Posted at 10:47 AM, Oct 29, 2021

CINCINNATI — A southern Ohio man has agreed to plead guilty to making online threats to someone who claimed he should be prosecuted for his role leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in Washington.

Justin Stoll, 41, recorded, narrated, and posted videos from outside the Capitol as rioters broke through barricades surrounding the Capitol.

Stoll, a self-described "media influencer" who lives in Wilmington, "proceeded past police barricades that other rioters had torn down or moved," according to a plea agreement filed Thursday in United States District Court in Cincinnati.

In the plea agreement signed by Stoll, he admits that prosecutors can prove he threatened a person who had watched his videos.

According to the plea agreement, Stoll made the threat Jan. 7 in a video posted on social media.

"If you ever in your f****** existence did something to jeopardize taking me away from my family, you will absolutely meet your maker," Stoll said in the video. "You can play that for the D.A. in court; I don't care. If you ever jeopardize me from being with my family, you will absolutely meet your motherf***** maker, and I will be the one to arrange the meeting."

In the plea agreement, it states that the government's investigation has not proven Stoll entered the Capitol, that he engaged in acts of violence or that he destroyed property.

Stoll faces up to five years in prison, according to the plea agreement.

But the agreement states that the agreed sentence is 24 months of probation.

A plea hearing hasn't been scheduled.

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