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Gallatin man pleads guilty to taking part in Capitol raid

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Gallatin man has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking part in the raid at the U.S. Capitol.

The Tennessean reports 26-year-old Jack Jesse Griffith admitted on Thursday to knowingly entering restricted areas of the Capitol in a videoconference plea hearing.

Griffith faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine on the misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

He also agreed to pay $500 in restitution.

Prosecutors dismissed four other misdemeanor charges in exchange for the plea.

Sentencing was set for Oct. 15.

Mike Osborne is the News Director for WMOT and can be heard on-air daily.