A federal judge has instructed a far-flung conspiracy theorist who placed ominous notes in favor of Vice President Mike Pence inside the U.S. Capitol, saying he took part in a “violent revolt.”
Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Arizona, has ruled that Jacob Chancely, who took famous pictures inside the U.S. Senate Chamber wearing horns during the Capitol riots, should not be released from custody.
Mr Chanceley, a veteran of the Navy and a follower of Keunan, kept a note in favor of Mr Pence, warning: “It’s only a matter of time, justice will come.”
Keunon is a conspiracy theorist who sees Mr. Trump as a savior and the elite Democrats as satanic pedophiles and cannibals.
Ms Fine on Friday (local time) called Mr Chancellor “an active participant in a violent uprising that sought to raise the U.S. government” and feared he was a danger to the community and a flight risk.
He tried to intervene in Mr. Chanceley’s case as soon as he gave his verdict, but the judge dismissed him, saying he should not have spoken.
His ruling comes shortly after Arizona prosecutors retracted a statement earlier in the day claiming that they wanted to arrest him in a memo, claiming that the government had “strong evidence” that “Capital rioters intended to arrest and kill elected officials in the United States. Government “.
Earlier in the day, the top federal prosecutor overseeing a clear investigation into the Capital riots told reporters that they had no “direct evidence” that the rioters had formed a “kill capture team” to attack the US Capitol at this stage.
The criminal case against Mr. Chancili is one of a growing number, as investigators in Washington have breached more than 100,000 videos and photos of the capital blockade.
As of Friday morning, Mr Sherwin said his office had so far handled 98 criminal cases and launched an investigation into more than 2,275 people involved in the capital riots, where Mr Trump supporters stormed the building, looted offices and in some cases carried out attacks. The police.
The lawsuit filed in court suggested that some of the rioters were armed with weapons, gas masks, ballistic vests and jeep ties.
Among the accused was a retired firefighter who threw a fire extinguisher at police, another man accused of attacking police by waving a flag, and another suspect who was caught with explosives and firearms in his truck near the Capitol building.
The FBI is also searching for suspects in connection with the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.