Richard "Bigo" Barnett of Gravette.

The trial of a Gravette man charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the nation’s Capitol has adjourned until Tuesday.

Two witnesses testified for the prosecution today in the trial of Richard “Bigo” Barnett in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., according to online court records. One of them, Terrence Craig, a police officer in Washington, D.C., had begun testifying Thursday and returned to the stand today. FBI Special Agent Loel Skoch was the other witness.


Barnett, 62, became infamous after he posed for a picture with one of his feet propped on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s office.

Craig testified Thursday that he saw Barnett in the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s Bill Bowden reported earlier today. “This is the rioter that was in my face making threats,” Craig testified when shown a video of Barnett beside him in the rotunda, the Democrat-Gazette reported.


Barnett is charged with eight offenses. Among them are entering the Capitol with a dangerous weapon, a stun gun; and obstruction of an official government proceeding: Congress’s meeting to certify the Electoral College vote count showing Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.

The trial won’t resume until Tuesday because Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.