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UPDATE: Barber has new plea hearing set for December

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 5:42 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 10/15/2021

Former Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber now has a plea hearing set for December 16 at 3 p.m. in his Capitol riots case.

Barber was supposed to have a plea hearing in federal court during the afternoon of October 14th, but court records show that was changed to a morning status conference.

That’s ultimately what happened on Thursday.

Barber remains free on supervised release.

Former Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber appeared in federal court Thursday for what was ultimately a status conference.

Barber is still facing five charges related to the January 6 Capitol riots, but told us earlier this year he intends to take a plea deal.

He was supposed to have a plea hearing Thursday afternoon, but court records show that was changed to a morning status conference.

We reached out to Barber Thursday afternoon, who said a plea hearing will happen in December.

We’re working on getting more details, stick with us as we learn more.

You can read our previous coverage here.

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