Rachel Powell Wiki – Rachel Powell Biography
According to Rachel Powell Wiki – Rachel Powell Biography, She is A Mercer County woman wanted for her involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol last month has been taken into custody.
According to law enforcement, Rachel was taken into custody on Thursday night in New Castle.
She is 40 years old.
Rachel Powell Arrested
She is a single mother of eight, suspected of playing a role in the assault on the U.S. Capitol, was taken into custody in Pennsylvania on Thursday night, federal authorities confirmed to CBS News on Friday. The FBI raided her home Thursday searching for evidence to help build a case against her, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
FBI raids Mercer County home of woman suspected in Capitol assault. "We are conducting court authorized law enforcement activity at that location. We are seeking the whereabouts of Rachel Powell." @KDKA pic.twitter.com/jBreTvlAse
— Andy Sheehan (@AndySheehankdka) February 4, 2021
Neighbours say Powell and some of the younger children haven’t been seen for a week or more.
She is facing charges of obstruction, depredation of government property, entering restricted space without authority and violent entry/disorderly conduct.
Powell will make her initial appearance in court this afternoon. The feds are seeking her detention while her attorney says he’ll ask for her release pending trial.
Attorney Michael Engle says Powell is “certainly not going anywhere” and “has never had any trouble with the law before.”
“Ms Powell is certainly not a risk of flight given her strong family ties to the community, the fact that she has young children which she homeschools. She is not an individual of means that would even allow her to flee,” he said.
Until Thursday, the FBI had declined to even call Powell a suspect and offered only a short statement, indicating the agency secured a search warrant for the raid on the house and that they were looking for her.
“We are conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity at that location. We are seeking the whereabouts of Rachel Powell,” the FBI said.