(FreedomBeacon.com)- The woman on house arrest for absconding with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the 3-hour riot at the Capitol on January 6 asked for and received permission to attend Pennsylvania’s Renaissance Fair over the weekend.
Riley Williams of Mechanicsburg, PA had petitioned the court to be allowed out of house arrest for one day to attend the Renaissance Fair. And last Thursday, the judge agreed, permitting Williams to attend the fair on Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm.
The 23-year-old Williams is accused of making off with Pelosi’s laptop during the Capitol riot and has been on house arrest since January 21, 2021.
Back in July, Williams had tried to get the court to lift her house arrest and ankle monitor conditions, arguing they were “unduly burdensome.” But the court denied her petition.
Williams’ attorneys had recently attempted to get her trial moved from Washington DC to Harrisburg, PA, arguing that she would have a better chance of getting an impartial jury if the case was heard in Pennsylvania. Like with every other Jan 6 defendant who requested a change of venue out of deep-blue DC, that request was denied.
Williams is charged with the usual laundry list of charges levied against the Jan 6 defendants, including obstruction of an official proceeding, assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, entering and remaining inside a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
And because she walked out with Pelosi’s laptop, Williams is also charged with theft of government property.
Despite being on house arrest since January of last year, Williams’ trial isn’t scheduled to begin until sometime in 2023.