Englewood resident Graydon Young, a member of the Oath Keepers militia, was ordered released from jail. Young will remain under house arrest until his trial for involvement in the January 6th attack on the Capitol building in Washington DC.
Federal prosecutors have concluded that Young is neither a threat or a flight risk, and a federal judge approved his release while court proceedings continue.
Oath Keepers is an American far-right anti-government militia organization composed of current and former military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath that all military and police take in order to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. It encourages its members to disobey orders which they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution. The organization claims a membership of 35,000 as of 2016, though the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has estimated its membership at several thousand.