A second West Virginian has been charged for participating in the riots that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Court records show that Gracyn Courtright, 23, a University of Kentucky student from Hurricane, West Virginia, was charged with four misdemeanors over the weekend in connection to the capitol riots. Courtright has been charged with entering a restricted building, disruptive conduct in a restricted building, disorderly conduct and theft of government property under $1,000.
Court records filed on Jan. 16 show that investigators cited an article from The Kentucky Kernel- a student newspaper at the University of Kentucky- printed on Jan. 10, which stated that Courtright, a senior mathematical economics major, was identified as one of the mob participants by social media users.
The student paper included a video, originally posted on Courtright’s Instagram and Twitter, that was recorded inside the Capitol building.
After reviewing surveillance video of the Capitol on Jan. 6, as well as Instagram and Twitter accounts that are linked to Courtright, FBI officials were able to collect various screenshots of posts that linked the UK student to the events.
The screenshotted images show Courtright inside the capitol building holding a captiol sign that read “Members Only.”
Investigators also an Instagram post where the suspect wrote, “Infamy is just as good as fame. Either way, I end up more known. XOXO.”
In addition to the screenshots, investigators had copies of Instagram messages between Courtright and one of her followers who asked if she had been at the riots on Jan. 6. Courtright responded by saying the event was history but that she thought “it was cool.”
Courtright’s social media accounts have since been deleted.
Courtright’s charges follow those of West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans of Wayne County, who was taken into custody on Jan. 8 in connection to the riots. Evans was released on a personal recognizance bond.