By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON DC (KDKA) — A Mercer County woman, accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 riot in Washington DC, just appeared in federal court for a status hearing.READ MORE: 'Bullhorn Lady' Rachel Powell Indicted For Role In Capitol Riot
Rachel Powell is now considering taking a plea deal.
The Justice Department offered the deal last week and her attorney has asked for 60 additional days to consider the terms.READ MORE: Judge Accepts ‘Bullhorn Lady’ Rachel Powell’s Apology For Wearing Mesh Mask
Both sides agreed that an additional 60 days would be very helpful.
Powell is known as the “bullhorn lady” and is accused of using a battering ram at the U.S. Capitol during the riot. She also allegedly directed people, telling them where to go once they got inside the Capitol.
Earlier this year, Powell was indicted by a grand jury in D.C. on charges of violence on Capitol ground, destruction of government property, obstruction and more.
She will be back in court in early January.