A St. Joseph couple that was facing charges from taking part in the now infamous January 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol have pleaded guilty to one charge stemming from that riot.
At a hearing Friday in front of Judge Beryl A. Howell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Steven and Kimberly Dragoo entered guilty pleas to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. The couple had been facing four separate misdemeanor charges from their part in the riots.
The two are scheduled for sentencing November 17. They face a maximum six months in jail, five years’ probation and a $5,000 fine.
They also agreed to pay $500 restitution each for damage to the Capitol, which the government says was more than $2.9 million.
The Dragoo’s were originally charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.