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Nampa man involved in US Capitol riot pleads not guilty to all charges

Duke Wilson is one of four Idaho residents arrested in connection with the deadly Capitol riot.

BOISE, Idaho — A Nampa man accused of assaulting U.S. Capitol police officers during the riot at the U.S. Capitol has pled not guilty to all charges.

Duke Edward Wilson, 66, appeared in federal court on Wednesday.

In addition to assaulting officers, he's charged with entering a restricted building without lawful authority, obstruction of an official proceeding, and obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder.

Wilson was seen on body camera footage, surveillance footage and videos on YouTube assaulting an officer from the Capitol Police and another with the Metropolitan Police Department, according to court documents released by the Department of Justice.

The Nampa man was seen in the video taking a long PVC pipe and jabbing it at officers after he tried to force his way through a doorway at the Capitol. He then threw the pipe at the police. 

According to court documents, Wilson lingered in the tunnel to the capitol and was seen on video appearing to help other rioters steal riot shields from law enforcement agents and push them to the ground.

In the probable cause affidavit obtained by KTVB, Wilson was seen wearing a blue hat that said "CNN" and "FAKE NEWS" under it.

A pretrial status conference is set for July 13. The judge is allowing Wilson to remain free before his trial.

Wilson is one of four Idaho residents arrested in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

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