Des Moines Man Accused in Capitol Riots in Washington DC Court Tuesday


WASHINGTON, DC - A Des Moines man charged in the U.S. Capitol riots will appear in a Washington D.C. court Tuesday.

Doug Jensen faces seven federal charges, including one claiming he had a knife inside the Capitol Building.

Jensen is a follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory and wore a QAnon shirt in the Capital.

He was arrested January 9th after returning to Des Moines and was later moved to Washington in federal custody.

Three other people from Iowa have been charged in the Capitol riots. The FBI announced last week that Deborah Sandoval of Des Moines and her son, Salvador Sandoval Jr. of Ankeny, were arrested on federal warrants. Leo Kelly from Cedar Rapids also faces charges. He was released without bail and will next appear in court virtually in Washington next month.

Jensen was identified in numerous videos and photographs leading a group confronting Capitol Police on January 6th.

He's prominently featured in one video chasing Eugene Goodman, the Capitol police officer who led violent rioters away from lawmakers during the attack. Goodman was later awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by the US Senate.

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