Judge Royce Lamberth on Tuesday denied the release of Jacob Chansley, the “Q Shaman” who has been sitting in jail for nearly 6 months for non-violent charges connected to the January 6 Capitol riot.
Jacob Chansley, the horned shaman seen roaming around the halls of Congress on January 6th, has been locked up in Washington DC for several months — without bail.
Jacob did not cause any violence, he listened to officers and he was let in the building by Capitol Hill police.
Chansley’s mental health has declined while in jail and he has no trial date in sight.
Judge Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, said that Chansley is a flight risk and denied his motion for release pending trial.
“The Court will not revisit its prior finding that no condition of release would reasonably prevent him from fleeing,” Lamberth wrote.
Chansley is charged with Civil Disorder, Obstruction of an Official Proceeding, Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building, Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Restricted Building, and Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building.
Isn’t this appropriate. Beltway geezer judge again denies release of Jacob Chansley, the so-called Q shaman. He’s been in jail for almost 6 months now. No trial date in sight and suffering major mental health issues: pic.twitter.com/ULizEuDBkh
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 6, 2021