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Former W.Va. Delegate Pleads Not Guilty


A former West Virginia lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the riotous siege of the U.S. Capitol building


Derrck Evans faces four federal counts: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.


The charges are misdemeanors.


Evans was elected to the W.Va. House of Delegates nineteenth district in Wayne County during the 2020 General Election. He resigned his seat days after the events of January sixth.


Prosecutors and the defense team acknowledged that preliminary plea discussions are underway, but nothing official.


U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with the discussions continuing and set a status conference on the case for next month.

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