Former Thunder employee charged in US Capitol invasion

Mike Seals - March 1, 2021 11:03 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former employee of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team is facing federal charges for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Danielle Nicole Doyle, 37, is charged in a four-count criminal complaint with knowingly entering a restricted building, knowingly engaging in disorderly conduct in a restricted building and two counts of violent entry on Capitol grounds.

She was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal’s office and made an initial appearance last week in federal court in Oklahoma City, court records show. A judge set her bond at $10,000.

The Thunder confirmed Doyle worked for the team as an account manager until December 2020.

One of Doyle’s attorneys, Irven Box, said the four counts are all misdemeanors.

“She’s not charged with damaging anything in the Capitol or causing harm to anyone,” Box said. “She’s a fabulous young lady passionate about politics.”

According to an FBI agent’s affidavit, two of Doyle’s former co-workers told investigators they recognized her in video footage from the Capitol invasion. In one surveillance video, Doyle can be seen climbing through a Capitol window, according to the affidavit.

Doyle’s charges were first reported by The Oklahoman newspaper.

Doyle is the second Oklahoman to be charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Andrew Craig Ericson, 23, of Muskogee was charged in January.


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