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East Texas men held on charges related to Capitol riot to be moved to D.C.

Ryan Nichols and Alex Harkrider will remain in custody until trial after a federal court ruling this past week in Tyler.
Credit: Judicial Records
(L) Ryan Nichols, of Longview; (R) Alex Harkrider, of Carthage

Two East Texans charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol will be transported to Washington, D.C., and held without bond.

Ryan Nichols, 30, of Longview, and Alex Harkrider, 33, of Carthage, will remain in custody until trial after a federal court ruling this past week in Tyler.

The Jan. 22 hearing included evidence against both men that federal Judge K. Nicole Mitchell ruled as “clear and convincing evidence that there are no conditions that would reasonably assure the safety of the community and has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that there is a serious risk that the defendant will flee or not appear in court when required.”

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