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Former Evansville Nurse Arrested in Connection to Capitol Riot

Lori Vinson speaking with 44News in January after being terminated from her Evansville nursing position

A Union County woman who was previously fired from her position as a nurse at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is now facing multiple charges after being arrested on Tuesday, according to the FBI.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 1:29 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2021 11:37 AM

The FBI said Tuesday that Lori Ann Vinson and her husband Thomas Roy Vinson were arrested in Owensboro in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

According to FBI Louisville, Lori and Thomas are now facing charges of Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds, Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business, Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings, and Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings.

While the Vinson's resided in Union County, Lori was a former nurse at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville.

Back in January, Lori was terminated from her position as a nurse there after Ascension St. Vincent caught wind of a social media post in which Lori discussed "engaging in criminal behavior" at the Capitol building.

In a one-on-one interview with 44News, Lori claimed she and her husband did nothing wrong.

"In no shape, form, or fashion, were we ever asked to leave," Lori said in a January interview with 44News. "We were never stopped from entering the building."

Both Lori and Roy Vinson remain in federal custody and are expected to have their initial appearances in federal court sometime on Tuesday, Feb. 23, according to the FBI.

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