Cedar Rapids Man Arrested in U.S. Capitol Riot Released Without Bail

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids man arrested in last month's U.S. Capitol riots has been released from jail without bail.

The Gazette reports a judge has ordered Leo Kelly to stay in Iowa until his trial date in Washington next month.

Kelly faces three charges, including violently entering the Capitol building.

He has no criminal background outside of a drunken driving arrest a decade ago.

The Gazette also reports that Kelly’s pretrial report is different from many people facing criminal charges stemming from Capitol riots. He not associated with plans for an insurrection. He is also a college graduate and works in a family business.

Charges against Des Moines resident Doug Jensen in the riots were upgraded this week to include weapons possession.

Kelly was originally arrested by the FBI, was held in the Linn County Jail and made his first court appearance in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids.

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