40/29 reports that Richard Barnett, the Gravette man arrested for invading Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, has been granted release from jail pending his trial.
Release comes with these restrictions:
- Home detention
- Location monitoring
- Cannot possess firearms or other weapons
- Passport revoked and not allowed to get a new one
- No travel outside of a 50-mile area
- No associating with anyone from the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Barnett has been in custody since Jan. 8. He’s insisted his actions that day were benign and that an electric shock device he carried was without batteries. It has not been found.
UPDATE: Here’s more reporting on why the judge reversed an earlier decision to hold Barnett in custody until trial. It shows he’s not particularly receptive to Barnett’s defense.