West Virginia lawmaker resigns after being charged for filming himself at Capitol siege

Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP
Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP

A West Virginia state lawmaker has resigned after he was arrested after filming himself inside the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday's violent siege.

Republican Derrick Evans, a newly elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, was charged with illegal entry, the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office said during a press call with reporters on Friday.

The federal criminal complaint listed two charges: knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds.

Evans was released on a personal recognizance bond after appearing before a federal judge in Huntington, West Virginia, court records show.

Publish : 2021-01-10 15:04:00

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