Capitol Riot Defendants Remove Ankle Monitors and Disappear Days Before Trial

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Shannon Stapleton via Reuters

A Florida woman accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is on the lam after tampering with her ankle monitor bracelet and failing to appear at her trial.

An FBI hunt is now underway for Olivia Pollock, who was meant to show up to court Monday to face trial on charges related to the Capitol attacks, including assaulting police officers and interfering with law enforcement. She ultimately “failed to appear,” according to a bench warrant obtained by The Daily Beast. Instead, at court on Monday, Pollock was declared a “fugitive.”

She disappeared Friday with another accused Jan. 6 rioter—Joseph Hutchinson III—after the pair “tampered with or removed the ankle monitors that track their location,” said Joe Boland, a supervisory special agent with the FBI’s Lakeland, Florida office, according to the Associated Press.

Read more at The Daily Beast.