Ex-West Virginia Rep Pleads Guilty To Felony In Riot

Huntington’s CBS News affiliate reports:

Former West Virginia State lawmaker Derrick Evans pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder during a plea agreement hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

He now faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and supervised release of not more than three years. He will also have to pay $2,000 in restitution.

He will be sentenced on June 22, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Evans, who was elected to represent Wayne County, resigned his seat in the Legislature on Jan. 9, just three days after the Capitol riot.

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