Judge orders continued pre-trial detention of Jan 6. defendant from Utah

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal magistrate on Friday ordered continued pre-trial detention for Landon Copeland, a Utah resident facing multiple Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot charges and whose detention was imposed after he became agitated during an earlier hearing. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather said that while evidence indicated Copeland “seemed to be part of a crowd” on Jan. 6 and that prosecutors had not accused him of playing a leadership role in the riot, government evidence did “slightly favor” his continued detention. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Romano told the jud…

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