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DOJ Wants Oath Keepers Founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes To Remain In Jail Pending Trial

• CBS Local DFW

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — The Justice Department is arguing that Oath Keepers leader Elmer Stewart Rhodes should remain in jail as he awaits trial for seditious conspiracy related to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

The FBI arrested Rhodes at a house in Little Elm earlier this month.

"There are no conditions of release that can reasonably assure the safety of the community or the defendant's appearance in court," prosecutors wrote in a court filing. "And based on Rhodes's evidence destruction aimed at hiding his crimes and the identities of his co-conspirators, he poses a risk of obstructing justice should he be released."