Judge orders Couy Griffin to remain behind bars until trial

Politics - Government

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Jailed Otero County Commissioner, Couy Griffin, will stay behind bars in Washington, D.C. Griffin was arrested last month and charged with the unlawful entry for storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Prosecutors say Griffin didn’t go inside the U.S. Capitol, but he did go into restricted areas on the Capitol grounds. Griffin’s attorney described him as an upstanding member of the community. Prosecutors asked that Griffin be kept behind bars until trial. They also argued that he’s dangerous and would leave D.C. if released.

Monday afternoon a judge said he thinks Griffin would be found competent, but that his beliefs are disturbing. If convicted, Griffin could face up to one year behind bars.

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