After years of controversy over his role in fomenting the January 6 riots, Ray Epps has been formally charged with a sole count of ‘disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.’
The solitary charge was filed by U.S. Attorney for the District of Washington D.C., Matthew Graves, in district court. It alleges that Epps “did knowingly, and with the intent to impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions, engage in disorderly and disruptive conduct” in a restricted building “where the Vice President was and would be temporarily visiting.”
Ray Epps has FINALLY been charged… with ONE count of “Disorderly Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds.”
That’s IT. You can’t make this stuff up. 🔻 pic.twitter.com/Z8fLQ8d5EZ
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 19, 2023
In the aftermath of January 6th, Epps gained notoriety in conservative circles for avoiding legal consequences while many other participants faced severe sentencing and endured harsh conditions awaiting trial.
Speculation circulated, suggesting that Epps might have had ties to the government and played a role in instigating the riots.
Video evidence also circulated showing him encouraging others to enter the Capitol at a time when it