Proud Boy Seeks Release To Keep Disability Payments

The Kansas City Star reports:

An Olathe Proud Boy incarcerated since his arrest in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is asking the court to reconsider its decision to detain him pending trial. In a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, William Chrestman’s attorney argued that the Army veteran posed no safety risk and that prosecutors had no proof that he was part of any organized effort to breach the Capitol.

Chrestman was receiving disability and was under the care of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the motion said. “His current detention status places him in danger of losing those significant benefits,” it said.  “The residence he shares with his common-law partner … and their six children is in danger of foreclosure, placing the whole nuclear family in jeopardy of homelessness,” it said.

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