- The Capitol riot suspect was kicked out of a virtual detention hearing on Wednesday.
- Prosecutors say Tim Boughner sprayed a chemical irritant on police outside the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
- “I want to eat my food and play cards,” Boughner said before ending the call.
According to Law and Crime, at a virtual detention hearing on Wednesday after the Michigan State Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, charged with spraying police with chemical irritants and using metal bicycle racks to push officers away, were denied pretrial release, according to Law and Crime. kicked out .
Tim Boughner, 41, has been in federal custody since December, and at a detention hearing held on Wednesday, Judge Zia M. Faruqui said there were no plans to grant Boughner’s pretrial release request.
The judge made this decision because, in part, because of the law and crime, the judge said that Boughner’s mother could not guarantee that Boughner would not escape.
“In fact, it’s one of the few cases where we think the risk of flight is a serious concern,” the judge said, adding that he was concerned that he would flee to Canada if Bowner was released.
When Faruqui further explained why he refused to be released before trial, Boughner verbally countered, “You really don’t know what happened. You’re going to believe what you want to believe. So hey, what it is.” .
Although the judge said that Boughner could appeal the decision, the defendants accused Faruqui.
Before leaving the hearing, Boughner said, “I don’t care anymore. It’s over.” “So I want to eat and play cards.”
According to Law and Crime, Boughner’s attorney James McHugh asked Faruqui to sit aside with his client for a while in a “virtual meeting room”.
McHugh rejoined the hearing shortly after, but Boughner did not relinquish his right to appear at the hearing.
After the client’s escape, Faruqui went on to explain why he rejected his request for release before trial.
He argued that Boughner “acted as the de facto leader” that day, saying the fight with the police had “the effect of persuading the general to mobilize his troops around and continue” during the Capitol riots.
The judge also said he was concerned that Bauner continued to believe that former President Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden in 2020. He referred to Boughner’s Facebook post in February 2021 saying “Biden is not president.”
Boughner’s next hearing, the state meeting, is scheduled for February 10, 2022.