Jan. 6 prisoner Jeremy Brown has been incarcerated for over 13 months. On Dec. 5, he will finally have his first day in court.
According to Brown, the same agents who arrested him on Sept. 30, 2021, had tried to recruit him as a Confidential Informant (CI) on Dec. 9, 2020, to "infiltrate law-abiding citizen groups." He declined their offer.
"While I've been held in maximum security jail for 414 days in a row," Brown told The Epoch Times by phone from the Pinellas County Jail in St. Petersburg, Florida, "I am innocent until proven guilty."
"His attorney is trying to get him to take a plea deal," Chamberlain told The Epoch Times. "But he won't do it."
Brown's court date, scheduled for Dec. 5, will be held in the Florida Middle District Court in Tampa. But he believes the government will try to keep people out of the courtroom.
"They don't want anything to be revealed," Brown said. "They're doing everything they can to avoid what they know is coming. If I had to make a prediction, they are going to try to limit the amount of publicity my trial gets. But I am going to make sure I get my Sixth Amendment rights upheld."
While Brown has not had any face-to-face human contact since his arrest over 13 months ago, he has maintained his sense of humor.
"At least I will be able to wear real clothes for the first time in over a year," he laughed.