Buford man free on bond after arrest in Capitol riot

“He went to see his president, his commander-in-chief”

A Buford man accused in taking part of the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol has been granted bond. Verdan Nalley was being brought up on several charges in connection with the January 6 unrest in Washington. Nalley admitted to entering the Capitol in the company of his friend, Americus attorney William Calhoun. Calhoun is in jail without bond for his part in the attempted insurrection.

From WSB TV...

In court Friday, prosecutors wanted Nalley to be confined to the couple’s home. They cited Nalley’s “disdain for government authority” as the reason for the request. The judge allowed him to leave for work and some appointments.

Thomas caught up with Bobbie Peppers, Nalley’s girlfriend, outside of federal court in Atlanta.

“I’m so excited he’s coming home,” Peppers said.

She does not believe Nalley had ill intentions when he visited the Capitol in January.

“He went to see his president, his commander-in-chief,” Peppers aid.

Nalley and Calhoun play in a southern rock band together, according to Peppers. The feds say the pair drove to Washington together and even posted pictures inside of the Capitol during the riot.

“I think I might be to blame for this. He’d never voted. He’d never voted and I encouraged him to register … and when he did, he went wholeheartedly and that was his focus. I should have picked something else, maybe Pokemon,” Peppers said.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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