Hurricane woman could face jail terms for involvement in Capitol riot


HURRICANE, WV (WOWK) – Gracyn Courtright, a young West Virginia woman accused of capturing the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, faces jail time.

According to US District Court documents on Courtright’s case, “the government expects to seek active detention in this case.”

Courtright pleaded guilty to a single federal misdemeanor in August; “Knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or site without legitimate authority.”

Courtright also signed a plea agreement stating she could face up to six months in prison.

Her verdict hearing was originally scheduled for November 16, but attorneys on both sides of the case jointly moved to reschedule.

Courtright will appear before US District Judge Christopher Cooper for the District of Columbia on December 17 at 10 a.m.

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