Richard Barnett, 60, had bail set on charges arising from his invasion of Nancy Pelosi’s office on Jan. 6. He faces up to 10 years for carrying a weapon, a stun gun, during his trespass in the Capitol.
40/29 reports that a magistrate judge in Fayetteville set bail at $5,000, ordered home detention with location monitoring and must surrender his passport. The station said his earliest release date is Saturday
UPDATE: The Justice Department wasn’t happy with the decision and appealed Barnett’s release to the U.S. district court in Washington. Chief Judge Beryl Howell blocked Barnett’s release and ordered him transferred from the Washington County Jail to Washington, D.C., where he’ll have another bond hearing.
Barnett’s posing for photos with his feet on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office is one of the enduring images of the Capitol insurrection. The bond hearing Friday included testimony about Barnett’s purchase of a stun gun, walkie-talkie and pepper spray before his trip to D.C.