Tennessee wall-climber convicted in breach of US Capitol

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee business owner who scaled a wall outside the U.S. Capitol has been convicted of five charges connected to the attack.

The Justice Department said in a statement that 38-year-old Matthew Bledsoe of Olive Branch, Mississippi, was found guilty Thursday of one felony and four misdemeanors.

Federal prosecutors said Bledsoe illegally entered the Capitol grounds and then scaled a wall and entered the Capitol Building.

Bledsoe is listed in records as a principal of a Memphis, Tennessee moving company and authorities said he lived in nearby Cordova when he was arrested.

His sentencing was set for Oct. 21.

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7/22/2022 12:12:47 PM (GMT -5:00)

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