- November 14, 2021
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – UPDATE: 10/15/2021
Former Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber now has a plea hearing set for December 16 at 3 p.m. in his Capitol riots case.
Barber was supposed to have a plea hearing in federal court during the afternoon of October 14th, but court records show that was changed to a morning status conference.
That’s ultimately what happened on Thursday.
Barber remains free on supervised release.
Former Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber appeared in federal court Thursday for what was ultimately a status conference.
Barber is still facing five charges related to the January 6 Capitol riots, but told us earlier this year he intends to take a plea deal.
He was supposed to have a plea hearing Thursday afternoon, but court records show that was changed to a morning status conference.
We reached out to Barber Thursday afternoon, who said a plea hearing will happen in December.
We’re working on getting more details, stick with us as we learn more.
You can read our previous coverage here.
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