WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has postponed a trial for a Maryland man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol and breaking a window to enter the building during last year’s riot.
Nicholas Rodean’s bench trial was scheduled to start on June 3. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rescheduled it for July 11.READ MORE: Star Spangled Celebration: Fourth Of July Fireworks Light Up Baltimore's Skyline Once Again
Rodean waived his right to a jury trial. The judge will hear testimony without a jury before deciding the case.
Five other Capitol riot defendants have had jury trials. Jurors unanimously convicted all five of them of all charges.
A former U.S. Army reservist described by prosecutors as a Nazi sympathizer was the latest to be convicted after a jury trial. On Friday, jurors convicted Timothy Hale-Cusanelli of storming the Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.READ MORE: Bacteria Levels Prompt Recreational Water Advisory At Cox's Point Park
Rodean, of Frederick, Maryland, was carrying a large red flag reading “Trump is My President” when he entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to the FBI.
Widely distributed photographs captured him standing next to Jacob Chansley, a shirtless Arizona man who called himself “QAnon Shaman” and wore a furry hat with horns.
Rodean was arrested less than a week after the riot. He was fired from his job after being photographed inside the Capitol while wearing his work badge.
The company, Navistar Direct Marketing, said in a statement that while they supported free speech, any employee demonstrating “dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others” would no longer be able to work there.
He is charged with seven counts, including engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds and destruction of government property.MORE NEWS: Mother Of Abandoned Newborn Receives 18-Month Sentence
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