Federal grand jury indicts East Texans accused in Capitol riots

Federal grand jury indicts East Texans accused in Capitol riots
(Source: Department of Justice)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KLTV) - A federal grand jury has handed up a 13-count indictment against a pair of East Texans accused for their parts in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Ryan Nichols, 30, of Longview, and Alex Kirk Harkrider, 33, of Carthage, were arrested on the charges in January.

The indictment includes the following allegations:

  • Nichols is accused of assaulting an officer with pepper spray. He is also accused of carrying a crowbar into the Capitol building.
  • Harkrider is charged with theft of government property for allegedly stealing a table leg. He is also accused of carrying a tomahawk axe into the Capitol building.

The indictment was filed on Feb. 12 and made available on Thursday.

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