Morgantown, West Virginia – Newly-elected Derrick Evans (R-WV) has been charged for taking part in the riots at the US Capitol yesterday. Governor Justice said the following at the end of his press conference today: “W.Va. delegate Evans has been charged federally with entering a restricted area, according to Federal Department of Justice.”
#BREAKING WV Delegate Derrick Evans has been taken into federal custody.
He’s charged after allegedly entering a restricted area of the US Capitol with rioters Wednesday.
A woman saying he was his grandmother came out telling us to leave as he was put in a car. #WSAZ pic.twitter.com/wK2RqFcaF7
— Chad Hedrick (@WSAZChadHedrick) January 8, 2021
Evans filmed the event and posted in on Facebook Live. In the video, Evans can be heard saying, “Let’s go, baby! We’re in. We’re in. Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”
Derrick Evans. West, Virginia house of delegates. https://t.co/y4QRQ7HuW9
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 8, 2021
Evans claims was filming the event as an amateur journalist and has no intention of resigning from his position.