CINCINNATI — A local man has pled guilty to a felony in front of a federal judge.
Justin Stoll, 41, of Wilmington, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to Senior U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott on Thursday to making interstate threats, a felony offense. The crime arises from his communications online related to his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol.
According to a release from Kenneth L. Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, “Stoll admitted as part of his guilty plea today that he posted the video for the purpose of making a threat.”
He originally pled guilty to U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black in October, who recused himself from the case.
Stoll was arrested in January 2021 by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. According to an affidavit written in support of the criminal complaint pending against Stoll, he used the username “Th3RealHuckleberry” on the app Clapper and on YouTube to post videos related to his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot.
“Videos Stoll filmed at the Capitol show that he proceeded past police barricades that other rioters had torn down and yelled profanities at U.S. Capitol Police,” the release said. “The government’s investigation has not yielded evidence suggesting that Stoll entered the Capitol building, engaged in acts of violence, or destroyed property.”
According to the court document, Stoll received comments from individual in response to his YouTube videos, including from one user who said (s)he had saved Stoll’s video. Stoll responded via another video, in which he said, in part:
“Well, that shows your (expletive) ignorance because, clearly, the capitol building is owned by the people, so again, nothing will happen. Secondly, I never admitted I went into it, did I? Go watch the video again. Daddy’s not stupid. [Wink.] Third, if you ever in your (expletive) existence did something to jeopardize taking me away from my family, you will absolutely meet your maker. You can play that for the D.A. in court, I don’t care. If you ever jeopardize me, from being with my family, you will absolutely meet your (expletive) maker, and I will be the one to arrange the meeting.”
According to court documents, Stoll faces no more than five years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
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