Proud Boys 리더 Henry “엔리케” Tarrio pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges during a virtual 워싱턴 court appearance Tuesday and was released without bail.
타 리오, 36, faces an ammunition charge connected to the alleged possession of high capacity magazines and one charge of destroying property in connection with the burning of a “검은 생명의 문제” banner at a church in D.C. 지난 달.
Although the judge released Tarrio on his own recognizance, she ordered him to stay out of the nation’s capital until his next court date on June 8.
Judge Renee Raymond denied defense attorney Lucas Dansie’s request that the stay-away order only apply to Black Lives Matter Plaza and the surrounding areas, not the entire city.
Tarrio allegedly admitted he burned the BLM banner. Raymond also read from a post she said was from Tarrio’s Parler social media account, 속담, “I’ll do it again, hey pass me the lighter.”
추가로, the judge ordered Tarrio not to carry a weapon in the city when he does return for court business.
The Metro Police Department arrested Tarrio Monday when he returned to the city ahead of planned Jan. 6 protests over the 2020 선거 결과.
Video of the banner-burning incident circulated on social media. 타 리오, in an interview with the 워싱턴 포스트, admitted to being part of the group that burned the banner, and said he planned to plead guilty to destruction of property charges and reimburse the church for its cost.
Lawyers for the church filed a lawsuit against Tarrio Monday.
The weapons charges were unrelated to that incident. Police said they found him in possession of two high-capacity magazines and a high-capacity feeding device during his arrest.
The Proud Boys are an all-male group of conservative “Western chauvinists” known for brawling with Antifa members at protests in major cities around the country.
Tarrio said he was slashed in the stomach during one of the clashes in Washington, 11 월.
폭스 뉴스’ Danielle Wallace and the Associated Press contributed to this report.