Jensen Close to Plea Deal for Role in Captiol Riot

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Doug Jensen, the Des Moines man who wore a Q-Anon t-shirt while storming the US Capitol Building on Jan. 6, is close to reaching a plea agreement with the federal government, according to an update from his attorney.

This news name came out during a status hearing on Tuesday for Jensen, one of the more infamous people involved with the insurrection due to widespread footage of him chasing a Capitol police officer up a flight of stairs.

Jensen’s legal team and prosecutors told Judge Timothy J. Kelley of the US District Court for the District of Columbia about the pending plea agreement, and he set up a plea hearing for Sept. 24.

Additionally, Kelley also agreed to loosen some of the GPS-monitoring restrictions placed on Jensen to allow him to do work around his house.

Earlier this month, the 41-year-old was turned over to his wife’s custody and placed on home incarceration.

Under his previous release conditions, Jensen was under 24-hour lockdown at his home with the exception of medical necessities, court appearances, and other court-approved activities.

He was also subject to random visits by a probation officer, restricted from using the internet, and undergo mental health and substance abuse screening.

Before agreeing to allow Jensen to do yard work, Kelley said he heard good things about Jensen and that he was “doing awesome” under the arrangement.

Jensen faces six federal charges in connection to the attack on the Capitol building.

He turned himself into the Des Moines Police Department on Jan. 8—two days after the riot—and confessed to his involvement including why he wore a short for a debunked conspiracy theory.

During his interview, Jensen told officers he wanted it seen on video so “Q” could “get the credit.”

Jensen is one of six Iowans, so far, who have been charged for participating in the insurrection. 

 

by Ty Rushing
07/27/21

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