Probably not the smartest move to be on home arrest awaiting trial and commit another offense, but that's just what Joshua Dillon Haynes, 39, of Covington, Virginia is accused of doing.
Source: Raw Story
After being arrested on federal charges related to the insurrection on July 1, Haynes was released on $10,000 bond — before being put on house arrest with GPS monitoring. On July 27, Covington was arrested at his home on state charges of malicious wounding and strangulation, both felonies, as well as multiple misdemeanor offenses.
During the insurrection, Haynes was captured on video destroying equipment belonging to the news media outside the Capitol before entering the building with a horde of other Trump supporters, the Roanoke Times reports. He is one of numerous insurrectionists who've been charged in connection with attacks on reporters or damage to media equipment.
"They had to run away from us and leave all their equipment so we destroyed it," Haynes later wrote in text messages. "i Kicked the fake news ass. ... We attacked the CNN reporters and the fake news and destroyed tens of thousands of dollars of their video and television equipment here's a picture behind me of the pile we made out of it."
It wasn't from CNN though.
Outside the Capitol, pro-Trump protesters are smashing cameras and other media equipment yelling “CNN sucks!”
One man took a wooden stick and bashed the pile of destroyed equipment.
This stuff isn’t owned by CNN. They are destroying AP equipment. pic.twitter.com/NeIUUSuYaC
— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) January 6, 2021
He also warned the FBI agents that January 6th was not an isolated event. That they'd be back.
!! Striking new allegations in affidavit against Jan 6 defendant Josh Haynes of Virginia
Feds allege Haynes said those who assaulted police are "heroes" for "having the balls" to do something about election fraud
They say that photo is a selfie in a Senator's office
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 1, 2021