A Kernersville man awaiting trial on charges connected to the violent Jan. 6 Insurrection will remain in jail, a federal judge has ruled.

Prosecutors made a request back in March to keep Charles Donohoe in custody, citing what they say was his involvement in planning and organizing members of the far-right Proud Boys organization to storm the U.S. Capitol.

The goal of the insurrection was to stop the certification of the November presidential election won by Joe Biden. The insurrection failed and the results were certified.

Donohoe has been indicted on conspiracy charges along with other Proud Boy leaders from different states.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the judge's decision to keep Donohoe in custody came after prosecutors offered more details to explain why they think he's a threat to public safety.

Donohoe is being held in Oklahoma.


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