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Gig Harbor man convicted in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Apr 27, 2023, 2:21 PM

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol hold a prime-time hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on July 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence on the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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A Gig Harbor man has been convicted in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

David Charles Rhine was convicted of four misdemeanor crimes by a federal jury.

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According to The Tacoma News Tribune, Rhine was convicted of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

The complaint reports that Rhine was seen at the riot carrying cowbells and a blue flag with white stars in the Capitol. A police officer stopped Rhine and found he had two knives and pepper spray on him. The officer put him in flex cuffs, then released him and told him to leave.

According to court records, Rhine has been released on his own recognizance and has a virtual sentencing hearing for Sept. 11.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a news release Wednesday that “more than 1,000 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol” and that the investigations are continuing.

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