Judge Emmet Sullivan said Jeffrey Sabol was too dangerous to release due to the flight risk and because he might continue his fight against "perceived tyranny" once he is out of jail.
"He stripped a vulnerable police officer of his police baton," Sullivan wrote in a 64-page ruling. "He then used that stolen police baton to force another officer away from his post and into a mob of rioters who proceeded to viciously attack him, leaving him bleeding from the head."
Sabol was indicted alongside four others who allegedly assaulted the officers, including one who was beaten while being dragged face-down into the crowd. He hasn't yet entered a plea.
Sabol took drastic steps after the January 6 insurrection because he "reached a mental breaking point," according to court filings. He traveled from his native Colorado to Boston and booked a flight to Switzerland, where he believed he would be protected from extradition, according to court filings. But he abandoned that plan after seeing law enforcement officers at the airport.
Instead, he rented a car and drove south. He later told investigators that while he was driving he threw his cell phone over a bridge near Boston because he thought he was being tracked.
Motorists spotted his car driving erratically and police pulled him over in Clarkstown, New York, where they found him "covered in blood" from severe cuts on his arm and thighs, according to court filings. He said, according to court documents, "I am wanted by the FBI" because "I was fighting tyranny in the DC Capitol," and notified the officers that "my wounds are self-inflicted and "I am done fighting."
He was taken into custody in mid-January and has been in jail ever since.
SummaryJudgment wrote: »
VishNub wrote: »
What, too good to grab a rock?
I imagine him carrying around that soup all night and being disappointed he never got a chance to soup someone
VishNub wrote: »
Captain Inertia wrote: »
Doncic was the best clear can’t-miss prospect* in years and Ayton and fuckin Marvin Bagley were taken before him
*Zion is there but people had injury/weight concerns and position questions, glad he’s been healthy and unleashed