Prosecutors charge Jan. 6 rioter with stealing laptop from Pelosi's office

Prosecutors have officially charged a Jan. 6 rioter for stealing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop and then selling it or disposing of the device.
Riley Williams, one among more than 600 defendants, was charged with breaching the Capitol. It had been suspected for years that he took the computer. According to the indictment, it was a Hewlett Packard laptop that was "located at the offices of a member U.S. Congress." Congress. Williams was filmed as she paraded through Pelosi’s office. The video suggests that she took the laptop and ran with it. Prosecutors said that witnesses, including a former partner of Williams, suggested she intended to sell the laptop.

Prosecutors now believe they can prove Williams’ theft beyond reasonable doubt, according to the formal charge. Pelosi's office was attacked by rioters who ransacked desks and took photos of her staff while they sought cover in a nearby conference hall. Williams faces seven additional felony and misdemeanor charges for her participation at the Capitol breach. This includes a new charge of assaulting or resisting police officers.