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'Q Shaman' Jacob Chansley transferred to District of Columbia

Capitol riots man with horns Jacob Chansley
Posted at 4:15 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 18:15:22-05

The 33-year-old Arizona man who was seen in the mob who took over the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was transferred to the United States District Court in the District of Columbia last week.

Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman or Jake Angeli, was transferred to the District of Columbia on January 19 at the request of U.S. District Court Judge Deborah M. Fine, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Chansley will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Service.

On January 15, Chansley appeared by video conference in Phoenix federal courthouse for a detention hearing where his attorney tried to have Chansley released on GPS monitoring. The judge denied the request and ordered the Arizona native to be held in jail without bond.

Chansley faces a six-count federal indictment, including two felonies and four misdemeanors:

  • 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 Capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building

On January 6, Chansley was seen in the U.S. Capitol wearing a fur headdress and horns. He had a spear with an American flag attached and was bare-chested in tan pants.

Earlier this month, Jacob Chansley's St. Louis lawyer, Albert Watkins is asking Trump to do the "honorable thing and pardon those of his peaceful followers who accepted the president's invitation," according to a press release.