Prosecutors have been granted a delay in hearing concerning a former W.Va.Delegate’s participation in the January 6 riot on the US Capitol.
Federal prosecutors requested a delay of 90 days to review thousands of hours of video evidence against defendant Derrick Evans
Evans livestreamed himself on Facebook the moment he and hundreds of protesters entered the U.S. Capital while the 2020 Electoral College votes were tallied. That video streamed to the personal Facebook page of Evans was later deleted.
U.S District Judge Royse Lamberth delayed a status hearing until February fourth.
A federal Grand Jury indicted Evans last June on a charge of felony obstruction of an official proceeding.
Attorneys in the case say discussions of a possible plea continue.
Evans resigned from the nineteenth delegate district in the days following the violent mob that entered the national Capitol to halt the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.