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Former W.Va. delegate faces felony charge in connection with U.S. Capitol breach

A former West Virginia House of Delegates member from Wayne County, accused of storming the...
A former West Virginia House of Delegates member from Wayne County, accused of storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, now faces a felony charge.
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 11:00 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A former West Virginia House of Delegates member from Wayne County, accused of storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, now faces a felony charge.

That’s after a federal grand jury indicted Derrick Evans on an obstruction of an official proceeding charge – a felony.

If convicted of that charge, Evans faces possible prison time.

Previously, Evans was charged with misdemeanors of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

Former W.Va. delegate facing new charges in connection with breach at Capitol

Evans pleaded not guilty to those initial charges.

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