Calumet Man Pleads Guilty to Part in Capitol Riot

A Calumet man who was charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday and will be released from custody.

Karl Dresch, 40, has been in custody for more than six moths. Prosecutors in Washington, D.C. dropped other charges against Dresch in exchange for a guilty plea.

Dresch’ social media activity led investigators to him. He posted several messages and jokes about the use of tear gas by police officers at the Capitol.

Dresch is the son of the late Stephen Dresch, a former dean at Michigan Tech and one-time Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1991-92.