Federal Agents Now Have Her in Custody

Federal Agents Now Have Her in Custody

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have arrested Rachel Powell, a mother of eight, and are keeping her in custody until her next hearing.

Arrested and Charged

Powell, who homeschools her eight children, turned herself in to the FBI in New Castle, Pennsylvania on the evening of January 4.

According to local news outlet WPXI she is being charged with “obstruction, depredation of government property, restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon, restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct,” all in connection to the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6.

Powell has previously claimed that, although she was at the Capitol during the riot, she did not participate in any of the violence.

Waiting For Her Day in Court

At around 1 a.m. on Friday, February 5, Powell was taken to the Butler County Prison, a holding facility for federal inmates.

Michael Engle, Powell’s attorney, released a statement to the local news outlet, which read: “Rachel Powell is neither a danger to her community or a risk of flight. She hired counsel to assist her in turning herself in to the FBI and to address these charges. It is inconceivable that she would try to run and leave her children without their mother.”

Powell did not speaking during her hearing, besides stating her name for the record. She is set to appear for her next hearing on Tuesday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m., and will be held in the Butler County Prison until then.

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