ORLANDO, Fla. – A federal judge has ordered two Proud Boys organizers to return to jail after revoking their bail on charges in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Joseph Randall Biggs, 37, of Ormond Beach, was arrested Jan. 20 in the Middle District of Florida and is being prosecuted in Orlando on federal charges. He is charged with obstruction of an official proceeding, entering a restricted building or grounds, and violent or disorderly conduct, conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, aiding and abetting and destruction of government property.
During his first appearance, Biggs was granted a $25,000 unsecured bond and restricted from traveling. He also had to surrender his passport.
Now Biggs will return to jail following a federal judge’s decisions Monday to reverse earlier rulings, granting federal prosecutors’ request to revoke the release of Biggs and another Proud Boys member, Ethan Nordean, of Washington state.
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Neither defendant had violated any conditions of release but Judge Timothy J. Kelly said, “I simply don’t know what I don’t know.”
Kelly explained his decision over nearly an hour and a half comparing Biggs and Nordean’s charges to trying to steal “the crown jewels” by trying to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power.
Biggs and Nordean are accused of helping to organize the attack and storming of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, according to FBI investigators.