Longview man accused in Jan. 6 riot granted release from jail for pre-trial preparation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Gray TV) - A Longview man accused of assaulting an officer on Jan. 6, 2021 is on his way home from a Washington D.C. jail.A feder...

November 22, 2022
11:04 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Gray TV) - A Longview man accused of assaulting an officer on Jan. 6, 2021 is on his way home from a Washington D.C. jail.A federal judge ruled Ryan Nichols could not adequately prepare for trial from a jail cell. Nichols' wife and mother traveled to Washington federal District Court on for Nichols's hearing on Tuesday. A federal judge ruled Nichols can prepare for trial from home in his wife Bonnie's custody.Judge Thomas Hogan was concerned that Bonnie Nichols could be a risk to supervise her husband – as she has made comments in the past indicating she believes Ryan was a political prisoner.

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