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UPDATE: La Crosse County man released on bond after court appearance on charges connected to January 6 Capitol riot

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UPDATE: A La Crosse County man is released on bond following a court appearance Monday afternoon on charges connected to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

In U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Judge Stephen Crocker released Abram Markofski until his next court appearance on May 10.

Markofski and Brandon Nelson are charged with four counts including entering and remaining in a restricted building and disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

As part of the bond restrictions, Markofski is forbidden from entering Washington D.C. unless it is related to the case including meeting with his attorney. He also has to check in weekly with pretrial services.


MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - A La Crosse County man faces several federal charges related to the January 6 events at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Madison said that Abram Markofski and his friend Brandon Nelson of Dane County were arrested.

They are set to appear in federal court Monday afternoon.

According to a statement of facts document supplied by the U.S. Attorney's Office, an anonymous tip led the FBI to Nelson. He admitted to traveling to Washington on January 6 with Markofski.

He told agents when he was interviewed on January 18 that both men were in the Capitol that day.

The statement said that the men listened to then-President Trump's speech then walked to the Capitol. When interviewed, Nelson said they were both inside the Capitol for approximately 40 minutes.

The document contains pictures taken that day that showed both men inside the building.

Information from Markofski's mobile device was either partially inside or in restricted areas around the Capitol for nearly 90 minutes on January 6.

Markofski told FBI agents that after they men left the Capitol, they drove back to Wisconsin.

Hundreds of cases have been brought against people who entered the Capitol as a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, seeking to block certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory. Five people died, including a police officer.

This is a developing story. We'll update it as more information becomes available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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