QAnon Shaman from Arizona and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump who took part in last Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, appeared in court this past Monday.
QAnon Shaman aka Jake Chansley or Jake Angeli
On Friday, a judge scheduled a detention hearing for Jake Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli. He had been in jail on misdemeanor charges since surrendering to authorities over this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. From a phone at a detention facility, the hearing took place.
Images taken during the riot showed his unique sleeve tattoos. That’s how the FBI identified Chansley. Inside the Capitol and on the Senate dais, Chansley carried a U.S. flag on a pole topped with a spear, sporting fur, horns, and face paint.
Entering a restricted building without lawful authority, he has been charged. In addition, to violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He has not yet entered a plea.
Gerald Williams, his court-appointed attorney, told the judge that Chansley has been unable to eat since he was arrested Saturday. Wiliams said his client was on a restricted diet and that he only eats organic food. Yet it’s unclear whether Chansley’s food issues are due to health concerns or religious reasons.
Williams was Told to Work with the U.S. Marshalls
Williams was ordered by the judge to work with the U.S. Marshals Service to address the issue.
Martha Chansley, Chansley’s mother, told reporters outside the courthouse that her son needs an organic diet. “He gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food,” she said. “He needs to eat.”
Among at least 90 people who have been arrested on charges stemming from Wednesday’s siege on the Capitol, Chansley was among them. This includes several people from Arizona.
There was a 31-year-old who under is arrest and violating curfew and unlawful entry. In addition, there was another Arizonan, 50, who was under arrest and accusing of the same violations. This was according to police records. Then, a third, a 44-year-old woman. She was under arrest and accused of simple assault.