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Area man accused of participating in Capitol riot

(AP) — A man from the St. Louis area has been charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Joshua Dressel

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Joshua David Dressel, 31, of Festus in Jefferson County is the fifth person from the St. Louis region charged in connection with the riot. Dressel appeared in federal court in St. Louis via videoconference Tuesday to hear four misdemeanor charges, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Dressel did not enter a plea to any of the charges.

More than 500 people, including 11 from Missouri, have been charged in connection with the riot.

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