Wisconsin Guard soldier, friend charged in Capitol attack

The charges are in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The charges are in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. |  Photo: ABC News, file

The Associated Press
Updated: May 04, 2021 11:21 AM
Created: May 03, 2021 04:23 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Army National Guard member and his friend have been charged with entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack.

Abram Markofski of La Crosse County and Brandon Nelson of Dane County are charged with four counts including entering and remaining in a restricted building and disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

Markofski joined the National Guard in 2019 and is currently a private. An FBI affidavit says Nelson told agents that he and Markofski drove to Washington to see President Donald Trump’s political rally and both he and Markofski admitted to entering the Capitol.

Hundreds of cases have been brought against people who entered the Capitol as Trump supporters stormed the building, seeking to block certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory. 

At least three other Wisconsin men had already been charged in the case.


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