A federal judge approved the release of a Georgia woman and her Tennessee son on Monday on suspicion of being involved in the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.
Lisa Eisenhart has been accused of breaking into the Capitol with her son Eric Manchel, photographed in the Senate with flexible plastic handcuffs.
Judge Royce C. Lambert of the US District Court in Washington, DC approved the release of Eisenhart and Manchel to “third-party caretakers” and placed them under house arrest, along with other conditions. They monitor their location and are banned from using the internet. Or contact others involved in the January 6th event.
These conditions were previously established by the Federal Justice of the Peace in Tennessee.
The two were previously ordered to be detained awaiting trial, but the Federal Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia said on Friday that a lower court was “plausible as to why these strict (release) conditions do not reasonably guarantee public safety. I didn’t explain it. “
“In summary, the district court is clear and convincing to the government, as the records strongly suggest that Manchel and Eisenhart show no safety risks when exposed to strict release conditions. I clearly made a mistake in finding that some evidence proved that claim. “
After the Court of Appeals ruling, federal prosecutors withdrew allegations to detain the pair while awaiting trial.
Eisenberth and Manchel are facing a hearing on April 13 by a video conference in federal court in Washington, DC. They have been charged with violent invasion and chaotic behavior, conspiracy and civil turmoil on the grounds of the Capitol. If convicted, they can each face up to 20 years.
Prosecutors say the two were tactical and bulletproof vests in the Capitol, and Manchel had a stun gun. Manchel also recorded a parliamentary assault, and prosecutors say the video shows a pair of weapons hidden in a bag before entering the building. A search of Nashville’s house in Manchel found assault rifles, sniper rifles with tripods, shotguns, pistols, hundreds of ammunition, and drum-style magazines.