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Covington man charged in connection to Jan 6. Capitol riots now charged for assaulting a family member

Joshua Dillon Haynes was arrested on July 27 and has been in custody since then

A local man accused of attacking the media during the U.S. Capitol riots is back behind bars.

A Covington man who was charged in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots last month is now behind bars again and faces several additional charges, according to recent court documents.

On July 27, Haynes was arrested at his home in Covington and has been charged for assaulting a family member, according to officials.

This comes after 39-year-old Joshua Dillon Haynes was arrested on six federal charges on Thursday, July 1, for his alleged involvement in the Capitol riots; however, he was released on a $10,000 bond that same day.

Selfies the FBI says Joshua Haynes took and sent to others on Jan. 6, 2021. (FBI)

Seven days later, he appeared in court and was subsequently ordered to be put on house arrest with GPS monitoring.

At this time, authorities report that Haynes has been in custody since his most recent arrest and currently faces the following charges:

  • Malicious bodily injury - felony
  • Strangling - felony
  • Multiple misdemeanor charges for assault on a family member
  • One count of destruction of property

Due to this, the United States has submitted a motion to the court to revoke Haynes’ pretrial release and issue a warrant for his arrest. D.C. prosecutors argue that he must enter an order of revocation and detention because he violated the conditions of his release and committed several crimes.

However, a judge later denied the arrest warrant as moot and said the court’s motion to revoke Haynes’ pretrial release will be held in abeyance.

Haynes is one of four people from Southwest Virginia who have been arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. The other three men are Thomas Robertson, Jacob Fracker and Jeremy Groseclose.

Read the entire court document here:


About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.