Joshua Doolin, a Capitol rioter, is unhappy because he is being made to wear an ankle monitor. If Doolin can’t take the inconvenience of an ankle bracelet one must wonder how he’ll deal with living in a 6 by 8 cell.
Doolin claims that wearing the ankle bracelet while playing basketball causes him to get severe blisters.
Jan 6 defendant Joshua Doolin argues to be freed from having to wear a GPS ankle bracelet
Among his arguments, the ankle monitor interferes with his playing basketball and causes "annoying blisters"
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In a motion filed by his attorney requesting a modification to his bond conditions, he argues the tracking monitor gets in the way of his gym workouts and playing basketball. He claims that he has “developed annoying blisters as a result of wearing the device.”
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The ankle monitor should be kept on, according to prosecutors. In an 18-page statement, they reminded the judge of the serious threat Doolin allegedly poses to the community.
They included some of his text conversations from the days leading up to the riots, in which he proposes taking a semi-automatic rifle, predicting bloodshed and excitedly welcoming it, stating, “I wouldn’t mind dying with my family storming the capital on my birthday!”
Instead, officials state that he joined a tumultuous mob of protesters armed with chemical spray and zip ties. Some of Doolin’s co-defendants are facing more serious allegations, including the following: Jonathan Pollock, Joseph Hutchinson III, Michael Perkins, and Olivia Pollock are four men and one woman that reside or work in Polk County. The majority of those on a bond is still wearing ankle monitors.
On July 1, a grand jury indicted Doolin. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey authorized his release a week later, on the condition that he surrender all weapons and wear an ankle bracelet.
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Doolin’s counsel stated that he lives in Polk City, although other records show that he lives in North Lakeland.
The prosecution’s response to the defense motion, dated Aug. 5, includes excerpts from text conversations Doolin allegedly sent to an anonymous person two days prior to the Capitol violence and another the day of the riot.
“Four people from the Tampa Bay area — Olivia Pollock, Joshua Doolin, Joseph Hutchinson and Michael Perkins — were arrested on June 30, prosecutors said. A fifth person, Jonathan Daniel Pollock, has not been apprehended.” https://t.co/LtzYjfvdrB
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Doolin indicated in the first chat that he was still hesitant about heading to Washington, but then added, “I think I’m going to go bring my — your AR.”
Prosecutors believe that was a reference to an AR-15, a lightweight semi-automatic rifle. “No, but Jonny will have mags.”
According to the prosecution brief, this alluded to Jonathan Pollock. Pollock, a North Lakeland resident, has been charged with multiple counts of assaulting police officers. As of Tuesday, he had not been apprehended.
According to the complaint, Doolin was seen on video and images on the lower west terrace of the Capitol, which was the site of multiple very violent assaults on law enforcement officers that day. Doolin, who was a few rows back from the mob’s front, was accused of holding a riot shield and gesturing to other rioters to approach closer to the entrance, according to the prosecution.