Trial date set for accused Arkansas insurrectionist

TOPSHOT - Richard Barnett, a supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of...
TOPSHOT - Richard Barnett, a supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)(SAUL LOEB | AFP via Getty Images)
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 1:06 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An Arkansas man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol now has a trial date.

Richard Barnett, 61, of Gravette is set to go on trial Jan. 9 on multiple federal offenses.

According to our content partner, KNWA-TV in Fayetteville, a pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4 “with the court order noting that it could be held virtually at the parties’ request.”

Barnett has pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

  • Obstruction of an official proceeding
  • Aiding and abetting
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous Weapon
  • Entering and remaining in certain rooms in the capitol building
  • Disorderly conduct in a capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building
  • Theft of government property

Barnett was previously scheduled to go on trial on Sept. 6, but it was delayed to Dec. 12, as his attorney said he was recovering from COVID-19 and Lyme disease.