Midlander pleads guilty to charge connected to Capitol riot

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 9:39 AM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: In Thursday’s hearing Eliel Rosa pleaded guilty to a charge connected to the Capitol riot.

Rosa pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating and picketing in any United States Capitol Building. As part of the deal, the other charges will be dismissed.

His sentencing has been set for the morning of Tuesday, October 12. Rosa will have to appear in person for the sentencing. If found guilty, Rosa could face up to six months in prison.

He’ll be ordered to pay $500 in restitution.

A Midland man charged in the January 6 Capitol riot has a plea agreement hearing scheduled for Thursday.

According to court documents, Eliel Rosa has a plea agreement hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. today.

Rosa faces misdemeanor charges of entering a restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 18 months in prison.

Rosa was arrested back on January 13, along with Jenny Cudd. Cudd and Rosa both have a status conference scheduled for this afternoon.

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