Florida rioter Adam Johnson was released from jail on Monday on a $25,000 surety bond and a GPS monitor on his ankle.
According to a federal complaint, Johnson has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The father-of-five appeared before the federal judge at the Sam Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in Tampa, Florida, wearing a white T-shirt, shorts, flip-flops and a mask.
Johnson was released on conditions that his wife co-sign his $25,000 bond, and that he follows a 9pm to 6am curfew with GPS monitoring.
He was also ordered to surrender all firearms, other dangerous weapons as well as travel documents, and he will be allowed to travel anywhere in Florida and parts of Washington, DC but only for court matters.
“This is a serious case. Everyone involved in the storming of the Capitol last week needs to be held accountable for their actions, including Mr. Johnson,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Scruggs at the Monday hearing.
His attorney, David Bigny, argued on Monday that there had been “a lot of judgement based on that photograph which has led to death threats to Adam and his family.”
“What he’d like to do is just get home to his family,” Bigny added.
“He’d like some privacy and to spend some quality time with them.”
Daniel Eckart, an attorney who also represent Johnson, admitted that the case would be a challenge for them.
“I don’t know how else to explain that, but yeah that would be a problem,” he told reporters.
“I’m not a magician…so yeah we’ve got a photograph of our client who appears to be inside the federal building with government property.”