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Doug Jensen indicted on 7 charges in US Capitol riot in superseding indictment

Leo Kelly, a second Iowa man charged in the insurrection, has been ordered released. He cannot travel outside the Northern District of Iowa.

WASHINGTON — EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story listed 13 total charges for Jensen. But because the newer indictment was superseding, the seven new charges replaced the six original charges.

A Des Moines man is facing seven federal charges following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a superseding indictment filed in federal court.

Doug Jensen has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, among other federal charges.

A new indictment filed Feb. 10 lists seven charges:

  • Civil Disorder
  • Obstruction of an Official Preceding
  • Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (x2)
  • Disorder Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or  Picketing in a Capitol Building

"[Jensen] did unlawfully and knowingly enter and remain in a restricted building and grounds, that is, any posted, cordoned-off, and otherwise restricted area within the United States Capitol and its grounds, where the Vice President and Vice President-elect were temporarily visiting," the newest indictment reads.

According to prosecutors, Jensen "did use and carry" a knife as he invaded the Capitol Building. He is also accused of interfering with official government business, as Congress was in the middle of certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

An arraignment and detention hearing in Jensen's case is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Credit: AP
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Doug Jensen, an Iowa man at center, was jailed early Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 on federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct counts, for his alleged role in the Capitol riot. Jensen, 41, of Des Moines, was being held without bond at the Polk County Jail and county sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Evans said he didn’t know if Jensen had an attorney. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Leo Kelly, a second Iowa man charged in the Capitol riots, was ordered released from custody Tuesday but cannot travel outside the Northern District of Iowa.

He is charged with the following: 

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • Violent Entry with Intent to Disrupt the Orderly Conduct of Official Business and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

Kelly has a court hearing scheduled for March 8.

Read the full, Feb. 10 indictment for Doug Jensen below

Read the original, Jan. 11 indictment for Jensen below

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