Guyton man pleads not guilty to Capitol riot charges

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Guyton man facing charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty.

Brian Ulrich, 43, faces federal offenses, including conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, and entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds.

He waived a formal reading of the indictment and pleaded not guilty during a virtual hearing Friday.

According to court documents, he’s been released on a $25,000 bond, promising to appear for court proceedings, surrender as directed if convicted and other conditions.

Ulrich is expected in court again in early September for a motion hearing with a trial expected in April 2022.

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Ulrich and David Moerschel, 43, of Tampa, Florida, began planning for the insurrection a week before they arrived in D.C.

Ulrich taunted law enforcement guarding the Capitol before entering the rotunda doors, the DOJ said.

Officials said Moerschel was in the Capitol for about 20 minutes and Ulrich remained inside for about 10.

Lawmakers had convened to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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