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Jaap Willem Lijbers biography: 13 things about Boogaloo Bois member from the Netherlands

Jaap Willem Lijbers is a Dutch man linked to the Boogaloo Bois, a loosely connected group of individuals espousing violent anti-government sentiments in the United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He has one daughter. (a)
  2. Originally from the Netherlands, he was issued a visa waiver authorization from the U.S. Department of State and I-94 Entry authorization from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on May 20, 2014. (a)
  3. He was authorized to stay in the U.S. until August 17, 2014 but he overstayed in the country and has never applied for an adjustment to his initial status as of February 8, 2021. (a)
  4. In the U.S., he went by Marvin Dorner and Jaxson Lynch. (a)
  5. He lived in Raven, Virginia, USA. He was also affiliated with Tazewell, Virginia. (a)
  6. During the civil unrest following the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA on May 25, 2020, he coordinated with his fellow Boogaloo Bois members Ivan Harrison Hunter and Benjamin Ryan Teeter to travel to Minneapolis. He and Teeter were members of the Boogaloo Bois-themed Happy Friends Group (HFG), which was founded by Hunter. Teeter and Hunter were arrested on September 3, 2020 and on October 21, 2020, respectively. (a)
  7. On May 28, 2020, he sent a message to Hunter saying, “Hoodie OVER plate carriers. Do NOT stand out. Appear civilian. Bring marshmellows for the bonfire and seasoning for the pig roast.” (a)
  8. On June 7, 2020, he attended a protest in Richlands, Virginia. (a)
  9. On June 12, 2020, he sent a message to Hunter via ProtonMail and sent him his real name in case something happened to him. He wrote, “You’re the only one in this country with that info, besides my daughter’s mom.” (a)
  10. On August 16, 2020, he attended an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Richlands with a pink rifle. Wearing a facemask, he discussed the presence of the KKK and the Proud Boys during the rally and the support they had from the police. (a) (b)
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela M. Sargent on March 2, 2021. That day, FBI agents arrested him at his residence in Raven. A black AR style rifle and five magazines, including one loaded with .223 rifle ammunition, were recovered from the residence. He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm while being unlawfully present in the U.S. (a)
  12. He turned 27 years old 20 days after his arrest on March 2, 2021. (a)
  13. Represented by Nancy Combs Dickenson-Vicars, he was ordered held without bail by a federal magistrate judge. He will be back in court on March 9, 2021. (c)

 

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