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Release denied for Capitol riot suspect from Arab

Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
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Release denied for Capitol riot suspect from Arab
Release denied for Capitol riot suspect from Arab
Release denied for Capitol riot suspect from Arab

Tonight a man from arab is back behind bars after his arrest for his alleged part in the u-s capitol riot.

A federal judge ordered joshua james held in custody until his trial.

Waay 31's sierra phillips was the only reporter from huntsville in the courtroom for james' detention hearing.

The judge ruled that while joshua james is not a flight risk he could be a danger to the community so he will stay in custody at least until his trial in d.c.

The judge explained that while james has family support, military service and no convictions on his record he has access to and knowledge of firearms. he said he was concerned about james' connection to the oath keepers.

The ruling came after hours of testimony from witnesses.

The first witness was an fbi special agent who went into detail concerning evidence presented in the affidavit and found during an f-b-i search of james' home.

He explained that there were 7 firearms found in the home- none were illegal and none were seized.

The second witness was james' wife.

She held his framed purple heart certificate.

She gave details about his family and his connection to the community of arab as she made the case for his release on bond.

A trial date has not yet been set.

Reporting in birmingham sierra phillips waay31 news.


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WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL