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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:27 PM

Insurrectionist Spotlight: Brandon Fellows, in court today


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Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman
Hello from Judge McFadden's virtual courtroom, where a hearing is set to begin soon on J6 defendant Brandon Fellows, who is accused, for a second time, of violating some of his pretrial release conditions. More here:



Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman
Prosecutors are trying for a second time to have Jan. 6 defendant Brandon Fellows' pretrial release revoked this time they say he left a "very disturbing" voicemail for his supervision officer and repeatedly failed to call in when he's supposed to https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20791908/5-27-21-us-motion-to-revoke-release-brandon-fellows.pdf

oe Tillman
@ZoeTillman

Jun 4, 2021
Replying to @ZoeTillman
Meanwhile, DOJ has sent out a fact sheet in advance of tomorrow, which marks 150 days since the Jan. 6 riots. Highlights:
~465 people arrested from nearly every state + DC
~130 people charged with assaulting/interfering with police
~200 charged w/ obstructing official proceeding



Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman
Back to the Brandon Fellows hearing: Judge is asking about his mental health, and whether there are issues there that are behind his compliance problems. Probation officer is recc'ing at least an eval; AUSA argues he continues to disregard the "privilege" the court has given him


Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman

Jun 4, 2021
Replying to @ZoeTillman
Judge heard that Fellows has been in compliance with his call-in requirements since the govt filed the latest notice of noncompliance; AUSA argues that it's logical that he'd suddenly comply now that he's potentially in trouble again

Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman
Fellows' lawyer argues they should try getting him mental health services before revoking his pretrial release and sending him to jail. She argues his conduct was bad, but didn't mean he was a danger or a flight risk, and maybe he could do better with compliance once he gets help


Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman

Jun 4, 2021
Replying to @ZoeTillman
Judge will allow Brandon Fellows to go home and will try getting him mental health services to see if that improves his compliance with pretrial release conditions. So no pretrial detention for now, but the judge warns: "Don't expect any more chances."

Zoe Tillman
@ZoeTillman
Judge warns Fellows that beyond the question of pretrial release, his behavior would be a factor at sentencing if the case gets to that point: "You are just digging the hole deeper for yourself."

"I would be trying to be on my very best behavior and making friends for myself."

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@seditiontrack

May 14, 2021
[THREAD] Last time we checked in on Brandon Fellows he was giving interviews to local TV in his insurrection costume and comparing his situation to the Holocaust. You may be shocked to learn he has been *ARRESTED AGAIN*

https://t.co/E9RtKUyubl

Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
Fellows was initially placed under house arrest but the judge later relaxed those conditions and gave him a 9PM curfew. What nobody knew at the time was that he had already stolen $700 from a couple just days after the insurrection.

Schenectady man accused in Capitol riot placed back on home detention after release infractions,...
dailygazette.com

Track
@seditiontrack

May 14, 2021
Replying to @seditiontrack
He then promptly violated the curfew twice and also lied to pretrial services by telling them he had left messages explaining his curfew violations. Of course there were no messages.

Meanwhile the couple he defrauded went to the State Police to report the theft.

Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
Fellows agreed to turn himself in to the State Police on March 8 but he never showed up. He eventually turned himself in and was arrested six weeks later after they contacted him *AGAIN*. He also failed to report all of this to pretrial services (another violation).


Sedition Track
@seditiontrack

May 14, 2021
Replying to @seditiontrack
Federal prosecutors asked the judge to revoke his bail and send him back to jail until trial. Incredibly, the judge denied the request and ordered him back into home confinement instead.

Sedition Track
@seditiontrack
Keep in mid this guy posted a picture of himself on a police motorcycle in the midst of a violent insurrection in which several people were killed.



You can read more about his initial arrest here

https://t.co/B6MFvr9RsS


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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:50 PM

1. "If you don't get your act together, son"

"...I might consider no longer treating you with kid gloves. At some point. In the future."

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 06:13 PM

2. So young, so dumb n/t

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