June 23, 2024

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J6 Defendant Mark Aungst Who Pled Guilty to Parading Commits Suicide Before Sentencing

J6 Defendant Mark Aungst Who Pled Guilty to Parading Commits Suicide Before Sentencing

January 6 defendant Mark Aungst of Williamsport, Pennsylvania dedicated suicide this week according to the area coroner. Aungst pleaded responsible final month to parading in the Capitol and was experiencing up to six months in prison and a $5000 good.

Information of Aungst’s death was reported by PennLive (excerpt)

J6 Defendant Mark Aungst Who Pled Guilty to Parading Commits Suicide Before Sentencing
Mark Aungst, circled, FBI handout.

A Lycoming County man awaiting sentencing for illegally moving into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has died.

The demise Wednesday of Mark R. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, was dominated a suicide, Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. stated.

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Aungst pleaded responsible June 27 in District of Columbia federal court to a cost of demonstrating or parading in a limited making. His sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 27 in advance of Judge Reggie B. Walton. He could have been sentenced up to 6 months in prison and fined $5,000.

Aungst and co-defendant Tammy A. Bronsburg, who pleaded responsible to the exact cost, traveled by bus to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for President Trump’s “stop the steal” rally. They then joined other people and marched to the Capitol.

…Neither assaulted a law enforcement officer nor stole or weakened government property, the prosecutor had claimed at a preceding courtroom proceeding.

HuffPost described on Aungst’s arrest in February (excerpt):

A witness who made use of Facebook to arrange a bus trip in assist of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the benefits of the 2020 election gave up the names of two passengers soon after they delayed the group’s return to Pennsylvania and just one bragged about illegally coming into the U.S. Capitol.

Mark Roderick Aungst and Tammy Bronsburg (aka Tammy Butry) are billed with entering a restricted setting up without the need of lawful authority with intent to impede the orderly conduct of government enterprise and engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct throughout a session of Congress.

Excerpt from the Assertion of Offense agreed to in Aungst’s plea arrangement with the Justice Department.

8. Mark Aungst and Tammy Bronsburg, also recognised as Tammy Butry, (the
“Defendants”) realized that Congress was convening at the United States Capitol on January 6,
2021, to certify the vote count of the Electoral College of the 2020 Presidential Election. Both
Defendants traveled by bus to Washington, D.C. to go to the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6.
The bus excursion was organized on Facebook by one more individual for about 50 persons to vacation from
Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C.

9. Just after attending the “Stop the Steal” rally and listening to speeches on January 6,
2021, both equally Defendants Aungst and Bronsburg decided to sign up for a mass of folks who marched
toward the U.S. Capitol Making.
10. Outside the house of the U.S. Capitol Making, the Defendants noticed and heard persons
shouting and encouraging the group to progress ahead. Just after the doorways to the U.S. Capitol
Developing had been breached, the Defendants also entered the U.S. Capitol Creating without
permission at about 2:46 pm, through the Senate Fireplace Doorway by the Parliamentarian’s
Office environment. They remaining about ½ moment later on
11. They re-entered at around 3:05 pm through the Senate Wing Doorway.
12. Whilst inside of the U.S. Capitol Developing, the Defendants took pics and video clips on
their cell telephones documenting their time inside as they walked by means of the Capitol and into
Senate room S 145.

13. Whilst within the U.S. Capitol Developing, the Defendants encountered customers of
law enforcement. Law enforcement instructed the defendants to leave the constructing.
14. Following leaving the United States Capitol Setting up by the Senate Wing Door
about 3:14 pm, Defendants Aungst and Bronsburg returned to the bus to journey again to
Pennsylvania. Whilst on the bus, equally Defendants bragged to other travellers that they experienced been
inside of the United States Capitol.
15. Although on the bus, Aungst showed other travellers photos that he experienced taken though
he and Bronsburg ended up inside the Capitol Constructing.
16. Bronsburg posted on Facebook a video clip that she had taken when inside of the Capitol
Developing.

17. Defendants Aungst and Bronsburg understood at the time they entered the U.S. Capitol
Building that that they did not have permission to enter the making and the defendants paraded,
shown, or picketed.