Mr. Evans resigned from the West Virginia House of Delegates on Saturday after participating in the storming of the Capitol. He faces two federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Mr. Evans, a Republican who was elected to the West Virginia House in November, filmed himself entering the Capitol on Wednesday. Like many other members of the mob, he made no effort to conceal his involvement. “We’re in!” he said in his video. “We’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”
Mr. Rukstales, the former chief executive of an Illinois marketing company, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the Department of Justice said.
Mr. Rukstales’s company Cogensia, based in Schaumburg, Ill., said in a statement on Friday that he had been placed on leave. “Mr. Rukstales’ actions were his own,” the company said in a statement. “He was not acting on behalf of our company nor do his actions in any way reflect the policies or values of our firm.” The company’s interim chief executive told CBS Chicago later on Friday that Mr. Rukstales had been fired.
Lonnie L. Coffman
Mr. Coffman, 70, of Falkville, Ala., was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device after federal authorities said they discovered the components of 11 Molotov cocktails in the form of Mason jars filled with ignitable substances, rags and lighters in Mr. Coffman’s pickup truck.
A search of the truck also turned up a handgun, one M4 carbine assault rifle and rifle magazines loaded with ammunition, the authorities said. When Mr. Coffman was searched, officials found two handguns on him.
Federal prosecutors said Mr. Leffingwell entered the Senate side of the Capitol and, when he was stopped by law enforcement, he struck an officer in the helmet and chest.
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