A motion to release a former Army Ranger charged in connection with the January 6th Capitol protest has been denied by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden decided that Robert Morss will have to remain behind bars while he awaits his trial where he faces charges, the most serious being assaulting a police officer during the chaotic day.
He was arrested this past June and charged with several counts related to the events of January 6th including robbery, assault, civil disorder, and obstructing an official proceeding.
Morss’ military record shows he saw combat in Afghanistan. His attorney argued that his military service, lack of prior criminal history, and prospects of a job that awaits him should allow him release in the meantime.
The U.S. attorney’s office denied the motion on the basis that he played a leading role in the protest that turned unruly on January 6th.