Warren-Area Man Avoids Prison Time in January 6 Case
Stephen Ayres, who pleaded guilty last in June 2022 to disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON, DC (News Talk 1480 WHBC and ONN) – A Warren-area man will not go to prison despite his role in the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

Stephen Ayres was sentenced to two years probation on Thursday.

You’ll recall Ayres testified before the January 6 House committee.

There, he testified that the incident cost him friends and his job.

Federal prosecutors had recommended 60 days of incarceration.

Ayres had pleaded guilty to ‘disruptive conduct in a restricted building’.

He reportedly apologized to the court and the country.