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Arkansas man accused of beating officer with US flagpole

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was accused Thursday of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to court...

1/15/2021 7:10:00 AM

Authorities say they've identified a man seen beating a police officer with a pole flying the American flag during the Capitol riot. Informants said they recognized Peter Stager, who faces charges of interfering with law enforcement officers.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was accused Thursday of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to court...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, with the U.S. Capitol in the background, lights from police vehicles illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, following an insurrection. Federal agents have accused an Arkansas man of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, with the U.S. Capitol in the background, lights from police vehicles illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, following an insurrection. Federal agents have accused an Arkansas man of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was accused Thursday of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during last week’sriot at the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents.In an arrest affidavit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, an FBI agent said Peter Francis Stager is shown in video and photographs striking a prone police officer repeatedly with the flagpole after rioters dragged the officer down the Capitol’s west stairs. headtopics.com

Confidential informants had recognized Stager in riot video and photographs and alerted authorities, who have charged Stager with interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, according to the affidavit.ADVERTISEMENTStager was in custody Thursday, said Allison Bragg, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansas. She referred all questions about the arrest to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, where a spokesman did not immediately return a message Thursday.

No attorney was listed for Stager in court records. Read more: The Associated Press »

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Why are most of these ppl from the states that get MORE in federal tax dollars than they pay in!!! Lock him up. They should all be stripped of US Citizenship. INA §349/7: A person who is a national of the US, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily(..) 7/ committing any act of treason against, or attempting by force, engage in conspiracy to overthrow, the Government of the United States

? How about attempted murder? How about sedition? Back the blue! Arrest all of the other rioters as well. I am sure additional charges will be levied against him as they should be. Ouch! ...attempted murder and sedition Sentence him the way you sentenced breonna Taylor's killers since 'all lives matter' Attempted murder

Take note, the charges for these white people. If this man was black or brown, he would be charged with attempted murder. Follow these charges and see the White Privilege in this country. He’s from Arkansas? Oh, what a surprise Due to the egregious nature of insurrection against our government, those caught having attacked Capitol security in particular should be dealt with exceedingly swiftly and with the full extent of the law. That means no bail, and no lessening of sentences and fines whatsoever.

Beating a cop relates to interfering with law enforcement Oh cuz he’s white He beat them with a pole. And that's interfering with law enforcement. BTW this is the charge some are levied with for legally filming them in public. No words. Police do it so often, its hard to believe that hitting people with blunt objects is a criminal act or even frowned upon.

He should be facing charges of attempted murder of a police officer. Lock him up! interfering with law enforcement officers my ass.... he beat him and was singing about it Lmaoooo “interfering with a police officer” is what you get charged with at a BLM protest just for showing up (usually it’s assault) and this guy gets to beat them with a flagpole and gets the same thing? Wish I could say I was surprised.

Well heck, he should be charged with attempted murder😠 ADW - Flag How about Attempted Homicide and Assaulting a Police Officer? WTF is this weak 'Interfering' bullshit? *allegedly How about attempted murder GualcoJodie Um. What bs is that charge 'interfering' In LA, that behavior gets you shot. krystle_w227 Interfering?

LaurenDownSouth This will morph into at least Assault With A Deadly Weapon with a kicker for the victim being a LEO. Should face aggravated assault charges in addition to sedition In 5 days when the threat of mass pardons is gone you will see the real fireworks start. For now just a simple charge to hold them

Gotta be a white dude. How else do you explain “beating a police officer” resulting in a charge of “interfering?” 'interfering with law enforcement officers'? ARE YOU F**** KIDDING ME? How about 'assault of PO'? 'assault with deadly weapon' for starter!!! Interfering with law enforcement! Check it. I got slammed by 2 police officers once. One of’em bust his nose cause his face landed on the small of my back as they slammed me on my face I got charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.

So they couldn’t fit the whole murder thing onto the charges then? Interfering with a law enforcement officer? That sounds pretty tame. Try attempted murder!! HotlineJosh I haven’t read this article yet, but I’m gonna guess this fine specimen of Trumpism has a rap sheet that probably include drug crimes, assault, theft, and similar examples of civic rectitude.

'interfering' 1whoknu Talk about white privilege . BlUe LiVeS mAtTeR 🙄 No bond for him!! If it will be proven in court that this man did what he is charged with, I hope that he will get maximum sentence for participating in biting police office to death... What about assaulting an officer Can Trump pardon all these traitors?

“Interfering “ No that’s me not having my payment ready at the drive-thru window. This was attempted murder. He thought they were chanting 'Blue Lives: Batter' For over 3 years, I wake up with the memories & trauma of multiple sexual assaults & other horrific crimes! These sex criminal cops & the accomplices are free rape & victimize the community more! WILL YOU PLEASE HELP GIVE ME FBI/FBIPhoenix/TheJusticeDept INVESTIGATION?

What about ASSAULT of a Police officer Dude tried to hide too... you can tell. Shaved that long ass beard off. In his arrest pic it's like a few days of growth. So is this American behavior? Can we agree that if someone criticized a BLM/Antifa mob for attacking a cop that that same someone should also criticize so called 'Patriot' Trump mobs for attacking a cop?

Sounds like white privilege. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝗲𝗯𝘁 𝗜 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲.𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 LISAMARKDONALDD

Anything to avoid charging them for MAGATerrorism What was that about blue lives you were saying. Traitors. I see jail time. How about attempted murder! Assault, attempted murder, insurrection, trespassing, destruction of public property....these better be coming, or something’s very wrong here. For everyone wondering why the initial charges seem minor, it’s because those are just the initial charges. They do that to get them in the system and continue their investigation, then add on charges as they go.

Interfering What about assault or battery on a police officer How do you beat a police office Reith a flag and not get charged with a felony assault? Asking for a friend CapitolRiot It’s so cool that their friends are turning them in!!bitches get snitches. Bet he will get fed organic food too. Fed grapes while being fanned.

Smells fishy Glad they got home Who’s shocked⁉️⁉️⁉️ USA v USA .....patriotic ? Interfering with law enforcement officers..really!? Jesus Christ, what's wrong with people!? One side tries to overthrow the government and the other side wants to charge them with jay walking! If those rioters had been black and brown they would've still been collecting corpses.

Any minority in America would have ended up with 20 bullet holes in them... Not a charge of “interfering”... I think they will bump it up to something more serious though.. they want to make an example out of these idiots.. rightly so. murray_nyc Interfering Like a penalty in football? I'm pretty sure at least manslaughter might make more sense. And something for beating a police officer with an AMERICAN flag! C'mon man!!

Did you say interfering? Who wrote this, were you blind? I just can’t. GTHOH So if I was to beat the hell out of a cop w a stick, I wouldn’t be charged w assault w a deadly weapon on a police 👮‍♀️? I’m Latino. They’d give me the chair. How about 'aggravated assault' with a deadly weapon enhancement?! Embarrassing for my State!

Interfering with police is an odd way of saying attempted murder Alternate headline: 'People that hated cops last month suddenly find political motivation to pretend they care about them now.' Remember. The difference between defund and defend for these people is a mere 3in on a keyboard. WarnockWarrior Back the Blue? We'll see if the PD that arrested him, the criminal courts that charge him actually Back the Blue now.

Don’t forget jaywalking? Where are these charges coming from. How come we never heard of these charges before. 'Faces charges of interfering with law enforcement officers,' for beating police officer(s). MattMurph24 Shouldn’t the police have executed that guy out of fear for his life? Charge him with murder

Why are so many of these people being arrested then released? Violent individuals shown on video are being released not held. Not assault on a police officer or attempted murder? Charge should be aggravated assault with intent to murder. Same jackasses accused Kapernick of disrespecting the flag 'Peter Stager, who faces charges of interfering with law enforcement officers.' Interfering? He beats a Capitol officer with a pole and they use the word 'Interfering?'

Angry White man beats peaceful scared cop with Stars And Bars. Nice people, the GOP attracts. Imagine if Stagler was black-his flag were different. “Interference with law enforcement” sounds...kinda light? Gallows? The hole? 'Interfering'? Not even 'assault'? How about the not-so-legalese 'trying to kill the guy'?

pattmlatimes That's it? Not attempted murder? That’s his charge? Interfering