Redfield man among three indicted in assault on an officer at U.S. Capitol breach

Kyle James Young

An Iowa man was among three men indicted Friday for assaulting law enforcement officers, among other charges, during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming the presidential election.

Kyle James Young, 37, of Redfield, Iowa; Albuquerque Cosper Head, 41, of Kingsport, Tennessee; and Thomas Sibick, 35, of Buffalo, New York, were indicted on charges related to their assault of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, as well as other crimes, committed during the breach, the FBI said in a news release.

All are charged with obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; civil disorder; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct on restricted building or grounds; impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence on restricted building or grounds; impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings; and acts of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings. Sibick is charged with an additional count of robbery; Head is charged with an additional count of civil disorder; and Young is charged with additional counts of civil disorder, assault on an officer, and robbery.

The FBI’s Omaha Field Office arrested Young and Knoxville Field Office arrested Head on April 14, 2021. Sibick was arrested in March pursuant to a complaint and is now charged via indictment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting the case, with valuable assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa, Eastern District of Tennessee and Western District of New York.