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Gracyn Courtright biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Hurricane, West Virginia

Gracyn Dawn Courtright

Gracyn Dawn Courtright

Gracyn Dawn Courtright is a white woman from West Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Hurricane, West Virginia. (a)
  2. She lives with her father Gregory Courtright, who is a lawyer. (b)
  3. She has a twin sister and a younger brother. (c)
  4. She attended Hurricane High School. (d)
  5. She was named to the dean’s list of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky in Spring 2020 and in Fall 2020. (d)
  6. On the morning of January 6, 2021, she attended the Save America March rally on the Ellipse of the White House in Washington, D.C., USA to listen to Donald Trump‘s speech. At 2:42 p.m., she entered the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA via a door near the West Senate Stairs. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (e)
  7. At 3:01 p.m. on January 6, 2021, she carried a “Members Only” sign while walking up the steps near the Senate Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol building. A law enforcement officer later confiscated it from her. She left the building at 3:05 p.m. (e)
  8. She was 23 years old when she participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. She was a senior at the University of Kentucky where she was a mathematical economics major. (a)  (b)
  9. She took to Instagram and Twitter to share photos and videos of her participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. She captioned one of her riot photos, “can’t wait to tell my grandkids I was here!” In one of her responses to comments, she admitted that she did not know the meaning of treason. She deactivated both her Instagram and Twitter accounts after receiving an avalanche of negative comments. (e)
  10. On January 12, 2021, a University of Kentucky student started a petition calling on their university’s administration to expel her. (f)
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent called her father on January 12, 2021. He acknowledged her involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and said she would cooperate with law enforcement. (e)
  12. On January 14, 2021, FBI special agents went to their house in Hurricane to interview her but it was her father who talked to them. He told the agents he was not comfortable letting her give a statement unless she was notified she would not get in trouble for her action. (e)
  13. On January 16, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui signed a federal affidavit supporting criminal charges against her, which a FBI special agent filed in Washington, D.C. court. She was charged with was charged in a criminal complaint with theft of government property under $1,000, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds. (b) (e) 


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