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Derrick Evans pleads not guilty to federal felony in Jan. 6 case

September 11th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Lawyers have agreed that more time is necessary to pursue plea negotiations with former West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans. During a brief status hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of the District of Columbia agreed to put off further courtroom discussion of the case against Evans until 1 p.m. Nov. 10. Evans, who resigned his seat in the state Legislature prior to actually serving, faces several charges from surging into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while Congress was certifying Electoral College votes. A federal grand jury in June indicted Evans, who livestreamed his surge into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, on a felony obstruction of an official proceeding. Evans previously faced four misdemeanors: 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.