A former Marine pleaded guilty to assaulting police officers on January 6 after saying he was '50/50' on whether or not he regretted his actions

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Photos of a man kicking a police officer, taken from the criminal complaint against Kevin Douglas Creek.
Photos of a man kicking a police officer, taken from the criminal complaint against Kevin Douglas Creek.Department of Justice
  • Kevin Douglas Creek pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting police officers during the Capitol riot.

  • Creek, 47, was captured on body camera footage striking officers, according to the criminal complaint.

  • Creek faces up to eight years in prison. He's one of more than 700 charged in the Capitol riot.

A former Marine pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday to assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers during the January 6 Capitol riot.

Kevin Douglas Creek, 47, struck, pushed, and kicked police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol during the attack by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters, according to court documents detailing the guilty plea.

Creek, who is from Georgia, was arrested in June and charged with assault as well as disorderly and disruptive conduct and physical violence on the Capitol grounds, among other charges. The additional charges were dropped as a result of his guilty plea.

Videos taken on the day of the insurrection showed Creek "assaulting law enforcement officers who were carrying out official duties," the criminal complaint said.

The complaint included screenshots of body camera footage of a man identified as Creek assaulting multiple officers, including images of him kicking an officer who was trying to block him with a riot shield.

Days after the riot, Creek visited a hospital and said he had been teargassed at the Capitol riot and had bruises, according to an unidentified source cited in the complaint.

During an interview with the FBI in May, Creek was shown the videos of the assaults on officers. Creek said he went to the Capitol on January 6 but "did not remember assaulting any officer," the complaint said. He also told the FBI he was armed with mace and a boot knife while at the Capitol.

"When asked if Creek regretted his conduct on January 6th, he responded: '50/50,'" the complaint said.

Creek faces up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for March 2022.

More than 700 people have been charged in the Capitol riot to date.

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