Richard Barnett request to change bail travel restrictions to be ruled on Thursday

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Richard Barnett request to change bail travel restrictions to be ruled on Thursday Updated: 9:33 AM CDT Jun 15, 2021 A judge will rule Thursday on travel restrictions for Richard Barnett, a Gravette, Arkansas, man implicated in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during electoral ballot counting.An attorney […]

Richard Barnett request to change bail travel restrictions to be ruled on Thursday

A judge will rule Thursday on travel restrictions for Richard Barnett, a Gravette, Arkansas, man implicated in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during electoral ballot counting.An attorney for Barnett filed a request asking that he be allowed to travel more than 50 miles from his home. He wants the radius extended to 200 to 250 miles.In a Tuesday morning hearing, the attorney said Barnett needs to travel for work so he can pay his bills and provide for his family. Barnett buys and sells cars and wants to travel to Petit Jean for work. That’s about a 200-mile drive from Gravette.Barnett was photographed with his feet up on a desk in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He also took an envelope from her office.A federal judge granted Barnett bail in April, under the following conditions:Home detentionLocation monitoringCannot possess firearms or other weaponsPassport revoked and not allowed to get a new oneNo travel outside of a 50-mile radiusNo associating with anyone from the Jan. 6 insurrectionThe judge cited a lack of criminal history and an absence of evidence proving Barnett would be a danger to the public after release as reasons to set bail.Earlier this year, a federal grand jury indicted Barnett on eight charges:Obstruction of an official proceedingAiding and abettingEntering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weaponDisorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weaponEntering and remaining in certain rooms in the Capitol buildingDisorderly conduct in a Capitol buildingParading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol buildingTheft of government property

A judge will rule Thursday on travel restrictions for Richard Barnett, a Gravette, Arkansas, man implicated in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during electoral ballot counting.

An attorney for Barnett filed a request asking that he be allowed to travel more than 50 miles from his home. He wants the radius extended to 200 to 250 miles.

In a Tuesday morning hearing, the attorney said Barnett needs to travel for work so he can pay his bills and provide for his family. Barnett buys and sells cars and wants to travel to Petit Jean for work. That’s about a 200-mile drive from Gravette.

Barnett was photographed with his feet up on a desk in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He also took an envelope from her office.

A federal judge granted Barnett bail in April, under the following conditions:

  • Home detention
  • Location monitoring
  • Cannot possess firearms or other weapons
  • Passport revoked and not allowed to get a new one
  • No travel outside of a 50-mile radius
  • No associating with anyone from the Jan. 6 insurrection

The judge cited a lack of criminal history and an absence of evidence proving Barnett would be a danger to the public after release as reasons to set bail.

Earlier this year, a federal grand jury indicted Barnett on eight charges:

  • Obstruction of an official proceeding
  • Aiding and abetting
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon
  • Entering and remaining in certain rooms in the Capitol building
  • Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building
  • Theft of government property

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