One year later: Four southwest Virginia men facing charges in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol attack

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(WFXR) — Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, more than 700 people — including four southwest Virginians — have been charged by the Justice Department in connection with the insurrection.

The FBI says two former Rocky Mount police officers, Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker, posed for a photograph inside the Capitol during the attack and later posted about the riot on social media.

Robertson and Fracker are charged with violent entry, disorderly conduct, and entering a restricted building.

Neither of the former officers has accepted a plea deal, so a jury trial is scheduled for April 4 in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, Joshua Haynes of Covington, faces eight charges, including violent entry of Capitol grounds.

Elliston resident Jeremy Groseclose — whose home was raided by the FBI as part of their investigation into the insurrection — was indicted by a grand jury in April on six counts, such as civil disorder and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds.

Trial dates have yet to be set for Haynes or Groseclose.

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