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Huntington North graduate free on bond to await trial on Capitol charge

Nich Ochs

HONOLULU (WPTA21) - The former Huntington County resident who co-founded the Proud Boys chapter in Hawaii was granted release from jail on Monday by a federal judge in Honolulu and is set to appear in a Washington D.C. court via video on Friday.

The initial hearing set a $5,000 bond for Nicholas Ochs, who is accused of unlawful entry into a restricted buildings or grounds. Prosecutors say he was among those who raided the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

He was arrested by the FBI one day later.

Ochs, 34, ran as a Republican for a state legislative seat in November.

He spent much of his life in northeast Indiana, but settled in Hawaii following a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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