Darren Doyle, story:
A Brownsville woman has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on one charge as a result of her role in the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.
Reva Vincent, (57) of Brownsville, was charged in February of 2022 and arrested on March 8, 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, on one count of Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Section 5104(e)(2)(G). According to federal court documents, Vincent and her attorney, Gary S. Logsdon, signed the plea agreement presented by federal prosecutors on March 8, which was filed on April 22nd.
Federal court documents state that Vincent and her husband, who was not charged, traveled to Washington D.C. with several other individuals for the purpose of protesting the certification of the Electoral College. The documents also state that Vincent made now-deleted Facebook posts urging individuals to go to Washington, D.C. in order to "Stop the Steal."
Court documents further state that Vincent and her husband made their way up to the stairs onto the area of the U.S. Capitol just outside of the East Rotunda door, which was a restricted area. The documents state that Vincent used her phone camera to record the crowd and her movement from outside to inside the Capitol. The documents state that one video showed Vincent yelling "Go, go, go!" in response to the door opening. The documents also state that Vincent was heard yelling "That's our house. Leave our house!" "We want our house!" and "Stop the steal!"
According to the court documents, Vincent entered into the U.S. Capitol at 3:01PM through the Rotunda door while filming her entry past two police officers while exclaiming "In the door, we're in the door! This is our house, people! This is our house, not their house." "We made it inside, people!" "We made it inside!"
Vincent then made her way to the Rotunda and filmed herself, yelling "This was built with our money, our money, not theirs." "We own this Capitol," the court documents stated.
According to the documents, after leaving the Capitol, Vincent posted on her now-deleted Facebook account, "Man they shoot a women i wasn't too far behind her," and when Vincent was told via a post to leave and go home, she replied "Hell no thats our house." The documents state that Vincent later admitted that she actually had no knowledge of the shooting, but was only bragging in her post.
The charge is a Class B Misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of 6 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. As part of the plea agreement, Vincent has been ordered to pay $500 in restitution, according to court documents. The restitution is in addition to sentencing. Damages to the Capitol as a result of the riots have been estimated in the millions of dollars.
Court records show there were also 18 other Capitol breach-related arrests from Kentucky, including one man from Cave City and another from Cub Run.
Vincent is reportedly to be sentenced later in Washington in U.S. District Court. The full plea agreement can be read here.