UK student from WV arraigned for Capitol riots involvement

West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK/AP) – A West Virginia Woman has been arraigned in federal court for her involvement in the protests at the nation’s Capitol Jan. 6.

According to a criminal complaint, 23-year-old Gracyn Courtright, of Hurricane, West Virginia faces four federal misdemeanor charges:

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • Knowingly Engages in Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in any Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
  • Theft of Government Property (under $1,000)

The FBI filed an affidavit in federal court against Courtright Saturday. According to that affidavit, a witness allegedly saw a video of Courtright in the halls of the Capitol and messaged her asking if she was there. The witness provided a screenshot of the messages to the FBI. Courtright is identified as a senior at the University of Kentucky in the affidavit.

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