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West Virginia Del. Derrick Evans exits the Sidney L. Christie U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building after being arraigned on federal charges Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Huntington.

From a West Virginia legislator to Capitol rioter to federal prison inmate to … a published author?

Such has been the career path of Wayne County resident Derrick Evans, who was elected to the Legislature in 2020. Before he could participate in his first legislative session, Evans was one of the rioters who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when the Senate was counting electoral votes.

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