‘QAnon Shaman’ being moved to new facility; D.C. jail unable to provide organic food as ordered


ST. LOUIS– The “Qanon Shaman’ is being transferred to a new facility after a D.C. Department of Corrections says it was unable to comply with a federal court order to provide organic means for the defendant.

Yesterday, St. Louis attorney Al Watkins filed an emergency motion, saying his client, Jacob Chansley, also known as the ‘QAnon Shaman’, was wasting away in jail because he wasn’t being provided organic meals.

Chansley had not eaten food for just over nine days at the time of yesterday’s hearing. A federal judge ordered jail officials to provide organic meals to the defendant charged in connection with the Capitol riots.

Chansley will not move to a Washington, D.C. area facility that has confirmed a willingness and capability to comply with the court’s order.

“While the actions of the D.C. Department of Corrections are disappointing, in this era of COVID-19 related protocols, we must not use this as a basis to castigate the DC DOC,” said Watkins in a press release. “Instead, we should embrace the candor employed to be forthcoming about the DC facility’s inability to comply with the Order of a federal judge,” concluded Watkins.

In the emergency motion Watkins filed, it stated the defendant’s faith as a Shaman means eating non-organic food, which contains unnatural chemicals, would act as an ‘object intrusion’ onto his body and cause serious illness if he were to eat it.

The court document also says the defendant has lost more than 20 pounds in the last week.

You can read the entire court document below.

About FOX 2 News

FOX 2 and KPLR 11 in St. Louis cover the news in Missouri and Illinois. There are over 68 hours of live news and local programming on-air each week. Our website and live video streams operate 24/7. Download our apps for alerts and follow us on social media for updates in your feed.

President Harry Truman said: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” That spirit is alive and well at Fox 2. Our teamwork is on display each and every day.

Our news slogan is: “Coverage You Can Count On.” We quite frankly are too busy to worry about who gets the credit. Our main concern is serving the viewer.

We go where the stories take us. Whether it be Washington, D.C when a Belleville man opened fire during a congressional baseball game practice or to Puerto Rico where local Ameren crews restored power after more than 5 months in the dark.

Coverage You Can Count On means “Waking up your Day” with our top-rated morning show. From 4:00 am-10:00 am we are leading the way with breaking news. But our early morning crew also knows how to have some fun! Our strong commitment to the communities we serve is highlighted with our Friday neighborhood shows.

Our investigative unit consists of three reporters. Elliott Davis focuses on government waste, Chris Hayes is our investigative reporter, and Mike Colombo is our consumer reporter. They work in unison with the news department by sharing resources and ideas.

We continue to cover breaking news aggressively and relied on our seasoned journalists to make a difference with the stories we covered. The shooting of Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor is just one example of that. Jasmine Huda was the only reporter who had exclusive access to the O’Connor family during his amazing rehabilitation in Colorado.

Last, but certainly not least, FOX 2 and KPLR 11 are committed to covering local politics. We host debates among candidates and have the most extensive presidential election coverage. Our commitment to politics isn’t just during an election year. We produce two political shows that air every weekend.


Latest News

More News