Robert Gieswein, Of Woodland Park, Indicted By DC Grand Jury On 6 Counts For Role In US Capitol Riot

January 28, 2021
The booking photo of Robert Gieswein, Jan. 18, 2021.The booking photo of Robert Gieswein, Jan. 18, 2021.Teller County Sheriff
The booking photo of Robert Gieswein, Jan. 18, 2021.

A 24-year-old Woodland Park man was indicted by a Washington, D.C. grand jury Thursday on charges of assaulting U.S. Capitol police officers, interrupting a government proceeding and damaging government property.

Robert Gieswein remains in federal custody and has a hearing tomorrow.

Gieswein is a member of a militia group called the Three Percenters, an anti-government extremist group. The FBI has dubbed the group dangerous.

Gieswein allegedly used both a baseball bat and aerosol spray to intimidate and assault at least three law enforcement officers, according to the four-page indictment released on Thursday.

He is one of several Coloradans charged so far in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 

Patrick Montgomery, 48, of Littleton faces charges of illegally entering a government property. Former Olympian Klete Keller, 38, of Colorado Springs faces charges of illegally entering a government property and disorderly conduct. Both Montgomery and Keller are out of custody on public recognizance bonds. Jeffrey Sabol, 51, a Coloradan who was arrested in New York state, remains in custody on charges he assaulted and dragged a Capitol police officer. At time of his arrest he had a plane ticket to Switzerland in his possession.