Federal judge in DC halts release of Kansas Proud Boy pending hearing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The debate over the release of a Proud Boy from Olathe, Kansas, pending his trial on charges involving the deadly U.S. Capitol invasion has taken another turn. For now, William “Billy” Chrestman, 47, remains in custody in Kansas — at least until a hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The latest action is an indication of how strongly prosecutors believe that Chrestman was a key player in the Capitol insurrection. Many others who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 — including two other Proud Boys from the Kansas City area — have been released on their own recognizance pending tria…

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