LANG HAS NEW COURT DATE OF FEBRUARY 9 AFTER 11-COUNT INDICTMENT BY DC GRAND JURY LAST FRIDAY
Updated: Feb 4, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Narrowsburg native Edward Jacob "Jake" Lang is scheduled to appear telephonically before United States District Court Magistrate Judge Robin M. Merriweather at 1 pm on February 9, according to the court calendar.
He is expected to appear for both a "detention hearing" and initial appearance after being indicted by a Washington, D.C. grand jury last Friday on 11 felony charges for his role in the January 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
At press time, it is unknown if and where Lang is incarcerated - but he was transferred to the District of Columbia from the Orange County Jail sometime last weekend.
The SullivanTimes late today reached out to his attorney, Steven A. Metcalf II, for comment about the upcoming court appearance.
Lang, the son of Narrowsburg businessman and former Town of Tusten council member Ned Lang, was arrested at his Newburgh home on January 16 after the Federal Bureau of Investigation found multiple pictures, videos and comments across Lang's multiple social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
A non-profit media outlet known as ProPublica has also reported that Lang was actively recruiting militia members on an app known as Telegram between January 6 and his arrest, allegedly to inflict more violence against the incoming Biden Administration.
He first appeared before a United States Magistrate judge in White Plains (Southern District of New York) on January 19, when the case was transferred to Washington. At that time, he was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.
One photographer from Getty Images got a closeup picture from January 6 of Lang holding a U.S. Capitol police shield in his left hand, a baseball bat in his right hand and wearing a gas mask a few yards away from police officers and isolated in front of the crowd.