- Rich Klein
GOVERNMENT WILL RESPOND NEXT WEEK TO LANG'S MOTION TO BE RELEASED FROM JAIL WHILE AWAITING TRIAL
Washington, DC - Federal Judge Carl J. Nichols has ordered the Department of Justice to respond to a motion by Edward Jacob Lang's attorneys to release the Narrowsburg native from jail while awaiting trial for his participation in the January 6 riots at the Capitol.
The motion made by Lang's attorneys - arguing that Lang, 26, is a "good human being" - came one day before The SullivanTimes reported that Lang was involved in at least two physical altercations in Lima, Ohio less than three weeks before the riots.
A recent exclusive interview with the victim (Lang's childhood friend from Sullivan County), along with detailed police reports from the City of Lima Police Department, revealed that Lang was the alleged instigator in at least one of the two fights in mid-December 2020 while in Ohio.
The victim who Lang grew up with, who did want his name used, told Lima police and The SullivanTimes that Lang tried to inflict serious physical harm on him that included an attempt to strangle him.
Although he did not press charges, there is an existing warrant for Lang's arrest for his failure to appear for his trial in Ohio on March 2021 that stemmed from his arrest and charge of operating a motor vehicle while impaired on December 19, 2021.
Ned Lang, the father of Edward and a former Town of Tusten council member, has stated that his son has a drug addiction problem. The childhood friend also told The SullivanTimes that Lang was trying to find a place to purchase cocaine the night he got arrested.
Lang is again scheduled to appear before Judge Nichols in District Court for the District of Columbia on September 15.
The government's response is due September 7, according to the order by Nichols.