One Iowa man in Capitol riot released, other remains in jail

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This photo provided by Polk County (Iowa) Jail shows Douglas Jensen. Authorities have arrested Jensen from Des Moines, Iowa, who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, that officers assisted the FBI in arresting Jensen on Friday night at his home. (Polk County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa who was among the first to break into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 remained in custody Tuesday after a court hearing where his attorneys asked a federal magistrate judge to let him go home until his trial.

Douglas A. Jensen, 41, appeared in court for a detention hearing via video from jail in Des Moines on Tuesday.

An FBI agent says Jensen said in an interview two days after the riot that he want to DC to receive big news from Donald Trump and that would include the arrests of Vice President Mike Pence and certain members of Congress.

A judge says she will issue a ruling on Wednesday. A second Iowa man, Leo Kelly, 35, of Cedar Rapids, arrested for his involvement in the Capitol riot was released Tuesday afternoon.

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