Sanford firefighter to agree to plea deal in Capitol riot case

Andrew Williams to plead guilty to one misdemeanor

Sanford firefighter Andrew Williams is seen inside the Capitol building during riots on Jan. 6, 2021. (Anonymous)

WASHINGTON, DC – A Sanford firefighter arrested for his involvement in the Capitol Hill riot will change his plea to guilty on Tuesday as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, according to his attorney.

Andrew James Williams was arrested just days after the Jan. 6 attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election.

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He was charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly and disruptive conduct inside a restricted building.

At a status hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning, Williams’ attorney Vince Citro told News 6 Williams will plead guilty to one count of parading or picketing inside a Capitol building.

The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 6 months in prison and a fine.

He is currently free on $25,000 bond, and has been placed on non-paid administrative leave with the Sanford Fire Department.

About the Author:

Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013 and became an Investigator in 2020. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.