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Two Lycoming County residents plead guilty in Jan 6 Capitol riot

Two Lycoming County residents have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of demonstrating or parading in a restricted building during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Mark A. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, and Tammy A. Bronsburg, 51, of Williamsport, entered the pleas Monday to District of Columbia Judge Reggie B. Walton and he set their sentencings for Sept. 27, PennLive stated.

Each could face up to six months in prison or five years of probation and a fine of $5,000.

The plea agreements call for each to pay $500 in restitution as their share of the damage to the Capitol.

Aungst and Bronsburg were among those who traveled by bus to Washington for then President Trump’s “stop the steal” rally. They then joined others and marched to the Capitol.

Bronsburg was seen on cell phone video near the north entrance door and inside wearing a blue Trump flag around her shoulders. Aungst was wearing a Trump baseball cap and was seen on the bus making a thumbs up gesture. They bragged about being inside the capitol building on the return bus trip.

U.S. Attorney Mona Lee M. Furst said the evidence would show Aungst and Bronsburg entered the Capitol through the Senate fire door. The breach occurred while then Vice President Mike Pence was presiding over the counting of the electoral votes from each state.

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