Peter Stager, a Conway man who pleaded guilty for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots, has been assigned to a federal prison in Philadelphia.

Stager, 44, had been incarcerated in District of Columbia jails since shortly after his arrest in 2021.


The Philadelphia prison is an administrative security federal detention center. It houses more than 900 inmates of all security levels.

Stager, a truck driver, pleaded guilty in February to one count of assaulting a police officer with a dangerous weapon in exchange for additional charges being dropped. Stager beat the officer with a flagpole; the officer suffered bruises and abrasions.


In February a federal judge in Washington sentenced Stager to 52 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Stager also must pay $2,000 in restitution.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ website projects Stager’s release date as Sept. 24, 2024.


The riots resulted from efforts by supporters of then-President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election, won by President Joe Biden.