Pilot Mountain woman convicted for role in Capitol riot

Piedmont Triad News

PERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman faces up to six months in prison.

Virginia Spencer of Pilot Mountain pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of demonstrating in the Capitol Building.

This charge has a maximum sentence of six months in jail, as well as a $5000 fine.

Spencer is the first person from the Piedmont area to be convicted on charges related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Spencer’s husband, Christopher Spencer, was the first North Carolinian to be charged in connection with the riots.

He’s due in court in October.

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