MADISON, Alabama – A Madison man facing multiple charges in the Jan.6 attack on the United States Capitol was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, but he waived his preliminary hearing.
Dillon Colby Herrington, who was arrested on June 8 in Madison County, is accused of attempting to hit law enforcement officers – twice – during the assault on Capitol Hill.
Herrington’s preliminary hearing has been set for Monday afternoon in federal court in Washington DC, but he and his lawyers have waived the hearing. A preliminary hearing allows a defendant to hear the prosecution present their case. Typically, prosecutors try to show the court that there is enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury for the purpose of indicting the accused.
Federal prosecutors said Herrington threw a 4 × 4 piece of wood at law enforcement. As the crowd moved forward that day, they also allege that he threw a barricade on the police. He was not charged for several months, but the FBI says he was identified by an anonymous call to the FBI whistleblower line, where he was nicknamed “MAGA Lumberjack”.
According to an FBI affidavit, the charges against Dillon Herrington are as follows: engaging in acts of violence on capital grounds; attempt to obstruct the application of the law; enter a building or land with restricted access; disorderly driving in a restricted area; resist a person performing an official function and engage in violence in a small building
The current hearing schedule calls for Herrington to return to court on December 21.
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