Des Moines Man Accused in U.S. Capitol Riots to Appear in Court Today

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines man accused of involvement in violent protests at the U.S. Capitol last week is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday

Doug Jensen is set to appear before a federal judge in Des Moines at 2 p.m. after being arrested by the FBI over the weekend.

Jensen was identified in numerous videos and photographs leading a group confronting Capitol Police last Wednesday.

He faces numerous charges, and has been fired from his job as a laborer for a masonry contractor (Forrest & Associates Masonry)

Jensen will appear before Judge Helen Adams at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa in Des Moines.

He was arrested by the FBI at 1 a.m. Saturday at his home and booked into the Polk County Jail, according to a press release from Sgt. Ryan Evans of the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Des Moines Police assisted in the arrest

Jensen's charges are listed below:

  • 1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • 2) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
  • 3) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • 4) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
  • 5) Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer During a Civil Disorder

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