(The Hill) — A federal grand jury has indicted the suspect in custody for the violent attack of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping.
Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., when the suspect, 42-year-old California man David DePape, allegedly broke into the Speaker’s San Francisco home and attacked 82-year-old Paul Pelosi with a hammer.
According to the indictment, officers found tape, rope, zip ties, a second hammer and a pair of rubber and cloth gloves on DePape’s person when he was arrested at the scene.
DePape is charged with attempting to kidnap a U.S. official and assaulting an immediate family member of a U.S. official “with intent to retaliate against the official on account of the performance of official duties,” according to the Justice Department.
If convicted, DePape faces a 20-year maximum prison sentence for the attempted kidnapping and a 30-year maximum prison sentence for the assault.