SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Two other Springfield women have been charged with participating in the U.S. Capitol uprising in January.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the again federal case of Cara Hentschel and Mahailya Pryer was unsealed this week.
They are accused of knowingly entering or staying in a small building; disorderly and disruptive driving in a small building; disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds; and parade, demonstrate or picket in the Capitol.
Court documents say an informant directed investigators to Hentschel’s Facebook page where she posted photos of her and Pryer on Capitol Hill on the day of the riot. They were also spotted in security footage inside the Capitol building, according to court documents.
Both women declined FBI interview requests. Neither had registered a lawyer for this case.
Five other Springfield-area residents, including a teacher, are among hundreds of people nationwide who have been charged in the riot.
The insurgency disrupted the certification of the 2020 Electoral College vote count. More than 100 law enforcement officers were injured in the mob attack, which also cost more than $ 1 million. material damage.