Chansley, 33, who has been identified with a number of psychological sicknesses, was arrested Jan. 9, simply three days after the Capitol riot. He was charged with civil dysfunction, getting into and remaining in a restricted constructing, obstruction of an official continuing, and different offenses.
A number of images which have circulated within the media present Chansley shirtless outdoors the Senate Chamber throughout the riot, carrying an American flag on a spear whereas sporting face paint and a furry horned hat.
FENCE SURROUNDING U.S. CAPITOL DISMANTLED MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AFTER RIOT
Jacob Chansley, middle with fur hat, is seen contained in the U.S. Capitol throughout a riot on Jan. 6, 2021. (Related Press)
U.S. District Choose Royce Lamberth ordered Chansley to endure a “competency examination” in Could, which was requested by his lawyer, Albert Watkins.
“Mr. Chansley is identified with psychological well being vulnerabilities, together with transient schizophrenia, bipolar dysfunction, anxiousness and melancholy exacerbated by socio stressors,” Watkins informed Fox Information on Friday.
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Chansley was not deemed mentally incompetent to face trial, Reuters initially reported Friday.
Greater than 500 individuals have been charged up to now with collaborating within the Capitol riot. The primary punishment for a felony cost was handed down earlier this week when Paul Allard Hodgkins was sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading responsible to obstructing an official continuing.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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