WASHINGTON, D.C. – Plea negotiations have reportedly broken down in the case of an Orlando man charged for his role in the Capitol Hill riot.
Grady Owens, a student at Full Sail University at the time, was arrested in April of 2021 after investigators said he hit a Capitol police officer with his skateboard during the attack on the Capitol.
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Owens has pleaded not guilty to 13 charges that were filed against him.
In court on Friday, federal prosecutors informed a judge that plea negotiations with Owens and his attorney have broken down.
The judge green lit his case to proceed to trial, which is set for Dec. 5 in Washington, D.C.
Owens’ father, Jason Owens, is also charged.
His attorney did not mention their status with a possible plea deal.
Owens is one of 30 Central Florida residents who have been arrested and charged in connection with the riot on Capitol Hill.
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