Former Rocky Mount officer Jacob Fracker sentenced to 1 year of probation for Jan. 6 Capitol charge

He has also been sentenced to 59 days of home confinement

WASHINGTON – Jacob Fracker, a former Rocky Mount officer, learned his fate Tuesday morning for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The judge granted the Fed’s request and sentenced Fracker to 12 months of probation and 59 days of home confinement, which is the maximum he can serve without losing his disability privileges, according to officials.

He has also been ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution in a $200/month installment and do 100 hours of community service.

This was in exchange for Fracker’s testimony against friend and co-conspirator, Thomas Robertson. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge that he conspired to disrupt an official proceeding as well.

During the sentencing, there was a heavy emphasis on Fracker’s military background and service to his country, in addition to his role as a father.

The judge also noted that Fracker was indeed at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 with the intention of obstructing election results, was one of the first in the building and destroyed evidence after.

However, the judge pointed out that Fracker was not a leader in the course of events, he never entered the Senate floor, had no weapons and caused no injuries.

Fracker stated that he acted on his own and would accept any punishment that was handed to him.

The defense argued that Fracker had already paid a far greater price than many other rioters, and therefore did not deserve jail time.

This comes just five days after Robertson, also a former Rocky Mount police officer, was sentenced to more than 7 years in connection to the riot.


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