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Battle Ground man accused in Jan. 6 riot gets new hearing date

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A plea hearing has been rescheduled for late July for a Battle Ground man federal prosecutors say entered the U.S. Capitol with a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jeffrey Grace was set to accept a plea deal Friday, but the hearing was pushed to July 28 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The set over came at the defense’s request because Grace “is presently in the process of being re-assigned to another attorney” in the federal public defender’s office, court records show.

Grace, and his son, Jeremy, appear in selfie photos made inside and outside the Capitol Building during the insurrection, according to prosecutors.

Jeremy Grace pleaded guilty in April to one count of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, KGW-TV reported. As part of the plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed to drop three additional charges. Jeffrey Grace is facing similar charges.

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