One year later: Where local charges in the capitol riots stand
(ABC 6 News) -(ABC 6 News) – January 6 marks one year since an unimaginable scene played out in Washington D.C. as thousands stormed the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the presidential election certification process.
Over the last year, 700 arrests have been made in connection with the attack. Just this week, Daryl Johnson of St. Ansgar and his son, Daniel Johnson of Austin pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of civil disorder. Both men admit to entering the capitol through a broken window and pushing past a police line once inside.
Both could face up to five years in prison and multiple fines. That money will help cover part of the estimated $1.5 million in damage done to the capitol that day.
A few days after the attack, the FBI received an anonymous tip that Victoria White of Rochester was involved. Video on social media showed White at the capitol among the crowds, yelling, and pushing her way through one of the entrances. White is charged in federal court on multiple counts including unlawfully entering the U.S. capitol. She has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
“One of the videos clearly shows Ms. White actively trying to stop vandalism and stop violence at the Capitol on January the 6,” said White’s attorney, Joseph D. McBride. “Be that as it may, she was indicted. None the less, we do feel that she’s been overcharged and that she is being wrongfully prosecuted.”
To date, just over a dozen Minnesotans and Iowans have been charged in connection with the attack. The FBI continues to ask for help in identifying anyone else that might be involved. As for the nearly 700 other people arrested, almost a quarter of them have pleaded guilty.