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West Virginia Delegate charged with federal crimes for storming US Capitol

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF)- According to West Virginia State Senator, William Ihlenfeld, West Virginia Delegate, Derrick Evans, has been charged with federal crimes.

West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice, also made the announcement during his coronavirus briefing

This came across, W.Va. delegate Evans charged federally with entering a restricted area, according to Federal Department of Justice.

Gov. Jim Justice

According to a criminal complaint from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Evans is charged with ‘knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority’ and “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds”.

He made his first appearance in federal court in Huntington, West Virginia on Friday afternoon, shortly after being taken into custody.

He will have to appear in federal court in Washington D.C. at a later time.

On Wednesday, delegate-elect Derrick Evans (R-WV) filmed the breach at the US Capitol and posted it live on social media.

“We’re in. We’re in. Derrick Evans is in the Capitol,” Evans is heard in the video posted on social media Wednesday.

Thursday, an attorney released a statement on behalf of Evans saying he will not resign despite the growing push to step down from both sides of the political aisle.

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