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East Texans charged in US Capitol siege to be extradited to DC

The FBI affidavit included this screenshot of an alleged Facebook post by Ryan Nichols (right)...
The FBI affidavit included this screenshot of an alleged Facebook post by Ryan Nichols (right) showing him and Alex Harkrider in front a large crowd at the U.S. Capitol Building. (Source: Department of Justice)(Department of Justice)
Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Two East Texas men charged for participation in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building will be extradited to Washington, D.C.

A federal district judge in East Texas recently ruled that Ryan Nichols, 30, of Longview, and Alex Kirk Harkrider, 33, of Carthage must remain in federal custody pending trial, though records show that the two men now have been ordered extradited to the District of Columbia to await their day in court. No hearing has been set to establish a trial date.

Nichols is charged with conspiracy and unlawful entry with a dangerous weapon, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; civil disorder, assault on a federal officer, using a deadly or dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting.

Harkrider’s charges include conspiracy and unlawful entry with a dangerous weapon, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and aiding and abetting.

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