The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged a Pilot Mountain, North Carolina woman for crimes related to the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Virginia Marie Spencer, also known as Jenny Spencer, turned herself into authorities before her court appearance in Durham, N.C. on Monday, according to the FBI. She was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 19 after the arrest warrant for her husband, Christopher Raphael Spencer, was issued on Jan. 18. The couple told investigators they had gone to Washington, D.C., together on Jan. 6.
Spencer told the investigators that she and her husband decided to go to the Capitol as part of a caravan organized by Twitter personality ENoCH, but then changed their minds and drove separately after meeting up with the caravan, according to charging documents.
The U.S. District Court Criminal Complaint also said Spencer told the FBI that the “President was saying we’re going to march to the Capitol,” so the couple “agreed with each other to walk towards the Capitol, see it, and then go home.”
Spencer was taken into custody without incident two weeks ago. He was the first person in North Carolina to be charged for his involvement after the deadly acts. Ten people from the Tar Heel State have been arrested for insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, including seven that were initially arrested by Capitol Police following the attack.
Stephen Maury Baker was taken into custody a week ago by the FBI as the third person charged for the riots.
Shortly after Spencer was arrested, the FBI used Geolocation to track Easley, South Carolina resident Andrew Hatley and arrested him for knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and obstruction of justice.
The FBI provided no further information on the matter.
FBI arrests third person from North Carolina in U.S. Capitol insurrection was originally published on wbt.com