WASHINGTON (WSAZ) – A lady from West Virginia is staying charged after getting into the U.S. Capitol on January 6th for the duration of a riot and eradicating a “members only” indication.
Court docket paperwork display that Gracyn Courtright, 23, was posting images taken exterior the Capitol and in Washington, D.C. to an Instagram account, that account was afterwards deleted.
A further image posted to the account confirmed Courtright with the quotation “Infamy is just as great as fame. Both way I close up a lot more identified. XOXO.”
The account also gained immediate messages in which Courtright seems to react saying “the chamber like the senate exactly where desk are” and says she “took images all in the constructing.” In a dialogue with an unnamed witness Courtright replies “idk what treason is.” She also tells the witness, “it’s record idc,” and “I thought it was great.”
Federal documents demonstrate that Capitol Police reviewed surveillance footage and witnessed Courtright on the 2nd flooring, walking up the steps near the Senate Chamber carrying a “Members Only” indication. The felony complaint suggests that eventually a regulation enforcement officer can take the indication absent from her.
Legal filings suggest that Courtright is a senior at the University of Kentucky.
Times later, an FBI agent interviewed Courtright’s father by way of telephone, who indicated she was remaining with him at his property in West Virginia. He advised the FBI agent that Courtright traveled to Washington D.C. to be at “the party” and stayed with close friends from superior university who are living in the D.C. region.
The criminal criticism, listing violation of four federal guidelines and arrest warrant have been filed Saturday.
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