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Additional charges filed for Lafayette man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol breach

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 16:04:00-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal court records show that additional charges have been filed against a Lafayette man that was arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 breach at the U.S. Capitol.

Vaughn Gordon, was arrested on Jan. 14 and charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Court records show that as of Tuesday Gordon has now been charged with one count of disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.

Records state that Gordon "knowingly, and with intent to impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions, engaged in disorderly and disruptive conduct in and within such proximity to, the United States Capitol, a restricted building, when and so that such conduct did in fact impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions."

All four charges are misdemeanors.

Gordon was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center after his arrest in January.

Court records show that Gordon was then released on a personal recognizance bond under the condition that he not leave the Western District of Louisiana without permission from the court.

Records state that the government was not moving for detention. All other records in the case were sealed.

The Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office is now handling the case.

Gordon attended a pro-Trump rally in Baton Rouge back in January, where he gave an interview with our media partners at The Advocate and confirmed that he was among the rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to an affidavit filed in federal court, Gordon posted several photographs to Facebook on Jan. 6 that appeared to have been taken inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, which were captured and provided to law enforcement.

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