Capitol riot suspect Doug Jensen violates release terms, begs not to be sent back to jail

Doug Jensen, seen here chasing a police officer at the U.S. Capitol

Doug Jensen (41), the infamous QAnon-beshirted man arrested for civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding a law enforcement officer in the January 6 terrorist attack at the U.S. Capitol, is begging the judge not to send him back to jail after he was caught violating the terms of his release by accessing the Internet.

From USA Today:

Douglas Jensen's lawyer, Christopher Davis, wrote in a court filing Sunday that Jensen concedes that he violated the terms of his release by accessing a video-sharing website that features misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations and the 2020 presidential election.

"Mr. Jensen knew that this was not allowed and is prepared to accept the consequences of his actions," Davis wrote, though he told U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly that Jensen had complied with all of the other terms of his release and asked him to give Jensen another chance.

"His violation, though a serious misplacement of this court's trust, was not an action that in any way endangers the community," he said. "Mr. Jensen asks this court to accept his apology and allow him to remain in home incarceration, with a sanction, if this court deems such is appropriate."

Jensen spent six months in jail but a judge released him after Jensen told the court he'd "bought into a pack of lies" when he started believing in Qanaon disinformation but he had experienced a "wake-up call" and no longer wanted anything to do with the delusional cult.

But after Jensen was caught on a Qanon sight, acting U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips said it was time to send Jensen back to jail. "Jensen's alleged disavowal of QAnon was just an act," said Phillips.

[image:Metropolitan D.C. Police Department handout]