Des Moines Man Now Faces Weapons Charges In U.S. Capitol Riots

WASHINGTON, DC - A Des Moines man accused of taking part in the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6th now faces weapons charges.

Doug Jensen was prominently featured in photos and videos leading a group of demonstrators inside the capitol while confronting Capitol Police.

Jensen originally faced six charges, but is also now accused of carrying a knife at the time of the riots.

Forty-one-year-old Jensen, who is a follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory and wore a QAnon shirt in the Capital, was arrested on January 9th after returning to Des Moines.

He was later moved in federal custody to Washington. An arraignment and detention hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 23rd.

Jensen's seven charges are listed below:

  • Civil Disorder
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting
  • Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds With a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

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