Former W.Va. lawmaker sentenced for U.S. Capitol breach
WASHINGTON (WSAZ) - A former West Virginia House of Delegates member accused of taking part in the U.S. Capitol breach and riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison, NBC News reports.
Derrick Evans, a Republican, represented Wayne County in the House of Delegates.
He had pleaded guilty in March to one count of civil disorder in connection with the activity at the U.S. Capitol.
Among the multiple charges Evans originally faced were violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and tampering with a witness, victim, or informant.
“These past 18 months have been a time of great reflection,” Evans said in a statement. “I have learned many valuable lessons and have grown exponentially. However, this is only the beginning. I will continue to fight for democracy around every corner, but I look forward to putting this entire ordeal behind me, focusing on my family, and setting my sights on future endeavors.”
For more coverage from the Associated Press:
Former West Virginia lawmaker gets 3 months in Jan. 6 riot
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