Two mid-state men involved in Capitol attack to be released from custody before trial

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 17:56:05-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two men arrested and charged for their role in the attack on the Capitol were released from custody after going before a judge Tuesday.

Jack Griffith, of Gallatin, was one of the four Middle Tennesseans to be arrested in connection to the deadly riot.

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Griffith (right) seen in a video with Matthew Bledsoe (left)

During Tuesday's hearing, an attorney was appointed to Griffith and the judge ruled that he would not be sent to detention. Rather, Griffith must wear an electronic monitoring device and adhere to several other conditions of his release.

Blake Reed, of Nashville, was arrested Sunday. Similar to Griffith, he won't be sent to detention but must wear an electronic monitoring device and adhere to release conditions.

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Blake Reed (left) was arrested by FBI agents in Nashville on charges related to the U.S. Capitol riots.

Conditions for both men include:

  • Report for supervision and call pretrial services once a week
  • Surrender passport and do not obtain a passport
  • Travel only in Middle TN unless pre-approved
  • Prohibited from traveling to Washington DC unless for court or consultation
  • No possession of firearms, no using narcotics, excessive alcohol
  • Must submit to testing for substances randomly and may be asked to wear a substance monitoring device
  • Will submit to location monitoring

Their arrests bring the total number of mid-state residents arrested in the attack to four. The other two are Eric Munchel, who was labeled as zip-tie guy, and his mother Lisa Eisenhart.