Ex-state lawmaker in Capitol amid riot adds felony charge

A former West Virginia lawmaker faces a brand new federal felony charge after he livestreamed himself speeding into the U.S. Capitol with a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters on Jan. 6

A grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a five-count indictment for former Del. Derrick Evans final week.

The new charge is for obstructing an official continuing and aiding or abetting, which permits for as much as 20 years in jail beneath federal legislation. He was beforehand charged with 4 misdemeanor offenses and pleaded not responsible to them in May.

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The Republican resigned from the House of Delegates shortly after first being charged in January. He had simply received his seat in November 2020.

After his resignation, Evans issued a press release saying that he takes full duty for his actions, including that he deemed it greatest for him to resign to “give attention to my private scenario and people I like.”

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