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Proud Boys member charged in connection with Capitol riot to remain in custody

A Justice Department press release, citing the charging documents, said that the 30-year-old Nordean is the self-described "Sergeant of Arms" for the Proud Boys chapter in Seattle.

Updated: February 8, 2021 - 9:37pm

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A Proud Boys member charged in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot has not been released after a judge on Monday first said that the individual could be released pending trial, with certain restrictions.

After Magistrate Judge Brian Tsuchida indicated that Ethan Nordean could be released, the judge then paused his decision to allow time for the Department of Justice to appeal, according to the Associated Press

The outlet reported that after an appeal had been submitted U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell stopped the release pending a review and called for U.S. marshals to transport the man to the nation's capital to face the charges lodged against him.

A Justice Department press release, citing the charging documents, said that the 30-year-old Nordean is the self-described "Sergeant of Arms" for the Proud Boys chapter in Seattle.