SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The jailed leader of Cowboys for Trump has been held in solitary isolation for two weeks as he refused to grab a coronavirus test and rejected initial supplies to talk with an attorney or deem following his arrest in reference to the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, a federal deem acknowledged Friday in a court docket inform.
Couy Griffin, a county commissioner from southern Original Mexico and founder of a horseback-riding community of Donald Trump promoters, has been charged by federal prosecutors with knowingly entering the Capitol grounds with the intent to disrupt authorities business.
He became arrested afterward Jan. 17 as he returned to Washington, vowing opposition to President Joe Biden’s election victory and inauguration.
U.S. Justice of the Peace Hold Zia Faruqui on Friday threatened Griffin with contempt of court docket if he fails to look in coming days at a detention hearing by phone or video convention. He notes that Griffin has been yelling at officers and banging on his jail cell door.
“This subject is now no longer going to hasten forward to a detention hearing until the defendant looks,” the deem wrote.
Griffin has acknowledged he wasn’t involved in violence at the U.S. Capitol and by no map went inside the building as he waded among throngs of Trump supporters on an outer balcony.
Federal prosecutors desire Griffin held with out bail as a flight risk and hazard to others, citing a history of threatening comments, racial invective, access to firearms and vows that Joe Biden would by no map be president.
Faruqui says Griffin’s gain actions resulted in his solitary confinement.
“Merely taking a COVID-19 test, something hundreds of millions of of us possess safely finished internationally, will enable the defendant to exit isolation,” the deem wrote.