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FBI: Morganfield couple arrested in Owensboro in connection to Capitol riot

February 23, 2021 | 1:54 pm

Updated February 23, 2021 | 1:55 pm

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A couple from Morganfield was arrested Tuesday in Owensboro in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to the FBI. 

According to a tweet from FBI Louisville, the couple is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business; disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol buildings. 

The Vinsons remain in federal custody and are expected to have their initial appearances in federal court today, according to the FBI. 

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Lori Vinson told WFIE 14 News in January that she walked into the U.S. Capitol along with others who stormed the building, and that she recorded videos with her cell phone while inside. According to 14 News, Vinson said at the time she was not sorry and would do it again, and she posted about her involvement on Facebook. 

Lori Vinson was fired from Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville shortly after the incident at the Capitol, alleging the paperwork said she was terminated for admitting to engaging in criminal behavior at a high-profile event — though she said she “participated in none of that.”

Lori Vinson told Eyewitness News WEHT last month she didn’t anticipate charges because the FBI interviewed her but said she wouldn’t be hearing from them again.

February 23, 2021 | 1:54 pm

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