A Trump supporter who was indicted on 12 charges last month, including assaulting a federal officer during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, was denied bail and ordered to remain in jail.
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled Friday that Scott Fairlamb must remain jailed over his role in the January 6 insurrection due to his habit of punching people in the face.
In his ruling, Lamberth said that he agreed with prosecutors that the 44-year-old gym owner and MAGA rioter showed no remorse for storming the Capitol and had a history of criminal violence.
“In other words,” Lamberth ruled, “the defendant’s history of punching people in the face suggests he may punch people in the face again.”
Fairlamb was arrested after multiple tipsters alerted the FBI about spotting him in videos from the insurrection, which showed the gym owner carrying a collapsible baton he picked up during the riot.
“What (do) patriots do?” Fairlamb said during the riot, according to prosecutors. “We f*cking disarm them and then we storm the f*cking Capitol.”
True to form, according to prosecutors, Fairlamb punched a police officer in the face during the melee.