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Proud Boys chief from Volusia Joseph Biggs to stay jailed

A Volusia County Proud Boys leader will remain locked up after a federal appeals court upheld his detention while he awaits trial on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Joseph R. Biggs, 37, whose residence is in unincorporated Volusia County near Ormond Beach, was being held at the Seminole County Jail where he has been incarcerated without bond since turning himself in on April 22.

One of the filings by Biggs’ attorney notes that Biggs has been threatened while at the Seminole County Jail.

Joseph R. Biggs

“On May 21, the Florida jail housing him had to relocate him within the facility for his own safety due to threats of violence against Biggs by a group of prisoners,” the document states.

Proud Boys leaders held

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly  ordered that Biggs and another Proud Boys leader, Ethan “Rufio Panman” Nordean of Auburn, Washington, be jailed after federal prosecutors filed motions saying that the men were too dangerous to be allowed to remain free because they were leaders and organizers of the Proud Boys.

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