Capitol Riot Actor Jay Johnston Pleads Guilty – Shocking Details Emerged

Washington, D.C. – Actor Jay Johnston, known for roles in television shows such as “Bob’s Burgers” and “Better Call Saul,” has pled guilty to charges of interfering with police during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Johnston, 55, admitted to being part of a crowd that confronted officers in the lower West Terrace tunnel during the chaos. This included the alarming incident where a D.C. police officer was trapped between rioters and a door, desperately calling for help.

The FBI initially sought the public’s help in identifying Johnston after posting his photos in March 2021. Following this revelation, Johnston was let go from his role in “Bob’s Burgers” as the Justice Department handled the backlog of cases related to the Capitol riot. Johnston’s guilty plea for felony civil disorder was made before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols, with sentencing scheduled for October 7.

According to Johnston’s plea agreement, federal guidelines recommend a sentence of eight to 14 months. However, prosecutors are aiming for a higher range of 12 to 18 months due to the injuries sustained by Officer Daniel Hodges, including a concussion and facial lacerations. Hodges testified to the court, detailing the chaos he faced during the riot.

As of early June, over 1,450 individuals have been charged in connection to the events of January 6, with more than 1,040 either pleading guilty or being convicted. Johnston’s involvement was captured by cameras as he followed the crowd into the Capitol and joined in the escalating violence. Court records indicate Johnston participating actively in the events, including handing over a stolen police riot shield to rioters.

Johnston, best known for his role as Jimmy Pesto in “Bob’s Burgers,” has also appeared in popular comedy shows like “Mr. Show with Bob and David” and “The Sarah Silverman Show.” The actor’s sentencing is pending, as he faces the consequences of his actions during one of America’s most turbulent moments in recent history.