Local defendants charged for Jan. 6 Capitol assault released on pre-trial, court date scheduled

Bartholomew County Men Arrested for U.S. Capitol Assault

Authorities arrested Donald Lee Moss, 62, of Elizabethtown, and James Link Behymer, 61, of Hope, on charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The arrests come as part of the investigation into the violent mob’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Legal Proceedings and Jurisdiction

Moss and Behymer appeared in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis and were released on pre-trial conditions. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., will handle the case since the alleged crime occurred in the capital. The prosecution involves the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice Nation Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

Charges and Conditions of Release

The two men face various charges, including assaulting law enforcement officers, civil disorder, and illegal entry into restricted areas. As per the release terms, they cannot leave the Southern District of Indiana without permission, possess firearms, or consume alcohol. They must also attend court hearings as required.

Connection to Previous Cases

Moss and Behymer’s arrests bring the total number of Bartholomew County residents facing charges related to the U.S. Capitol attack to three. Previous cases include former resident Jon Schaffer, a musician who pleaded guilty to his involvement.

Details of Allegations

The criminal complaint accuses Moss and Behymer of aggressive behavior towards law enforcement officers during the Capitol breach. They allegedly assaulted officers and engaged in disruptive conduct. Cellphone records and witness identification linked them to the scene.

Actions Inside the Capitol

Moss and Behymer reportedly entered the Crypt area of the Capitol and later reentered after breaching a barricade. They moved and photographed a sign with political messages, including one condemning the Chinese Communist Party. Moss was captured on video carrying the sign inside and outside the building.

Personal Background

Moss and Behymer, residing in Elizabethtown and Hope, respectively, have homes in Bartholomew County. Moss, identified as a carpenter, made political contributions to a Trump PAC and the Republican Party in 2020. The legal proceedings are ongoing in Washington, D.C.

Read More of this Story at www.therepublic.com – 2024-03-09 05:45:00

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