These Are The Coloradans Allegedly Involved In Storming The U.S. Capitol On January 6

· May 6, 2021, 4:00 am
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Supporters of Donald Trump attempt to breach the U.S. Capitol.

CPR is tracking the Coloradans who are accused of participating in the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The information in this list is drawn from a database maintained by the office of the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., which is coordinating the prosecutions. NPR is also tracking arrests and some of the overall demographic data of participants. You can find that information here.

Tyler Ethridge, Colorado Springs

Ethridge, 33, faces charges that include one count of felony civil disorder and five misdemeanor-related offenses. He allegedly helped remove a fence and illegally entered the U.S. Capitol building with rioters. Ethridge climbed a media scaffolding and encouraged the crowd to keep moving. He filmed videos and posted them on social media during the riot. Authorities say he remained active on social media after January 6th, posting on September 24, "Don't be afraid of what they sentence you with. I'm not. I'm ready for whatever I'll be charged with. America is still primed and ready."

Avery Carter MacCracken, Telluride

MacCracken, 68, is accused of grabbing, pushing and hitting two DC police officers who were attempting to prevent the crowd from breaking into the building. He was first identified by a Telluride resident who was examining pictures on the website Sedition Hunters. When the person shared their tip with local law enforcement, the sheriff and chief marshal also identified the man in the photos as MacCracken, a sometimes-homeless resident with whom officers have had frequent contact over the years. MacCracken was arrested on Dec. 11, 2021 and charged with numerous felonies, including assaulting an officer.

Thomas Patrick Hamner, Peyton

Hamner was arrested on November 9, 2021 in Colorado Springs. His charges include engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon. Federal prosecutors say videos show Hamner fighting with police over a makeshift barricade they had erected out of bike racks, and later joining other rioters in using a large metal sign to try to break through the officers' line to get to the building. Pictures that investigators believe to be of Hamner were included in a deck of images of riot participants the FBI asked for the public's to help identify. Hamner pled guilty to one charge and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. Prosecutors continue to pursue five other counts against him.

Timothy Wayne Williams, Trinidad

The FBI says it got an anonymous tip that Williams, 38, and his girlfriend were inside the U.S. Capitol during the riot. Later Williams got a visit from the FBI at his house in Trinidad, where he admitted that he was, in fact, inside the building at the time. The affidavit in support of the arrest warrant states video shows him inside the Rotunda and other rooms. Williams was seen on the video "joining in chants with the crowd towards law enforcement," but he told officers he did not participate in property destruction. Now he is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building; disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds to disrupt government business; and parading, picketing or demonstrating in the Capitol.

Williams told the FBI he had lost his job during the pandemic after refusing to take a COVID-19 test.

Hunter Palm, Unknown

According to the arrest warrant, one of Palm's relatives contacted the FBI shortly after the insurrection to report that he had told them about entering the U.S. Capitol and walking around during the riot. When questioned by the FBI, Palm allegedly said he was pushed into the building, but security footage shows him walking in freely. Other videos show him entering Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office with a crowd shouting about killing her, and then urging others to hack into a locked laptop. Images also allegedly show Palm sitting with his feet up on a conference table in the Speaker's office. He faces four charges, including Obstruction of Justice/Congress and Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.

Logan Grover, Erie

People who know Grover, 43, alerted law enforcement to a social media post he made about attending the January 6 protest. In it he wrote, "I have no interest in violence. Sadly I recognize that violence is highly likely. I am not certain what is going to happen tomorrow. I am certain I need to be here." Grover, a 10-year-veteran of the Army Reserve who now lives in Erie, faced four charges for illegally entering the US Capitol and was arrested on April 28. On July 19, Grover accepted a plea agreement that means his charges are reduced to a single misdemeanor count. He's scheduled to be sentenced in December.

Jacob Clark Travis, Trinidad

Travis, 32, is a resident of Trinidad and faces six charges, including Obstruction of Congress and Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds. He was arrested on April 21. FBI agents matched stills from the Capitol’s CCTV recordings against Travis’ photo in the Colorado DMV database. Videos allegedly show Clark confronting and threatening Capitol police at multiple places inside the Capitol

Glen Wes Lee Croy, Colorado Springs

Croy, 45, of Colorado Springs, came to the FBI’s attention after sending a photo of himself standing next to a bust of Lincoln in the Capitol to a Facebook friend. That person forwarded the picture and conversation to law enforcement. Social media searches also uncovered that Croy tweeted at Rep. Lauren Boebert in late December to say he was coming to the Jan. 6 protest. Prosecutors originally brought four charges against Croy, including Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building and Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building. He was arrested on February 16. In August, Croy pled guilty to one count of Demonstrating in a Capitol Building, a Class B misdemeanor. As part of their plea deal offer, prosecutors required that he sit for an interview with investigators and pay $500 restitution to the U.S. Treasury. In November, a judge sentenced Croy to two weeks of community corrections and 90 days of home confinement. At his sentencing hearing, Croy described himself as an "idiot" for entering the capitol during the riot.

Jeffrey Sabol, Jefferson County

Sabol is from Colorado but was arrested on January 27 in upstate New York; after officers pulled him over for driving erratically he told them he was wanted for the FBI for his role in the insurrection. Authorities say the 51 year-old made plans to fly to Switzerland to evade arrest. When that fell through, he tried to kill himself. Sabol is accused of assaulting a Capitol police officer who was defending the building, punching him and pulling him down the stairs into the crowd, where the man was beaten further. Sabol faces seven charges, including Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon and Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon. Because of his alleged attempt to flee the country, a judge has ordered Sabol held until trial.

Robert Gieswein, Woodland Park

The 24-year-old Woodland Park man faces four charges, including Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon. During the Capitol breach, he’s accused of encouraging people to break into the building, intimidating and assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officers with a baseball bat and spraying aerosol towards officers from a black canister. Law enforcement has identified him as a member of the Three Percenters militia. Based on the seriousness of the charges against him, a judge had ordered that Gieswein remain jailed until his preliminary hearing. He was arrested on January 18, 2022.

Patrick Montgomery, Littleton

The FBI was alerted to Montgomery, 48, by several tipsters who identified him in photos from inside the Senate chambers during the insurrection and forwarded social media posts he made about his participation. He was arrested on January 17. The Littleton resident faces four charges, including Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct at the Grounds and in a Capitol Building. In May, Montgomery was placed on house arrest after FBI agents learned that he had hunted a mountain lion using a pistol, despite having a felony record for robbery which bars him from legally owning a gun. According to a filing from prosecutors, Montgomery also admitted to using dogs to illegally kill a bobcat in late January. In asking the magistrate to order house arrest, prosecutors said Montgomery had repeatedly and flagrantly violated the law while on pretrial release.

Klete Derik Keller, Colorado Springs

Keller is a 38-year-old former two-time gold medal Olympic swimmer and a realtor in Colorado Springs. A website that covers swimming originally identified him in pictures inside the Capitol, in which the 6'6" athlete stands out above the crowd, wearing what appears to be an Olympic USA jacket. eller was arrested on January 13 and charged with six counts, including Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of an Official Proceeding. In late September, he reached a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to one count of obstructing Congress, a felony. He is awaiting sentencing.

Jennifer Horvath, Colorado Springs

Horvath was arrested the first week of May 2022 on three criminal counts. The statement of facts in her case identifies her as the girlfriend of another Coloradan arrested for participating in the riot, Glen Wes Lee Croy. She was identified in a photo that Croy sent to someone who then contacted the FBI. A video sent to the same person allegedly shows Horvath inside the Capitol, putting sunglasses and a hat on a statue of Winston Churchill. Videos appear to show Horvath and Croy marching with a crowd inside the building, chanting "Who's house? Our house" and yelling at police officers attempting to block their progress. At one point while she was in the Capitol, Horvath was tackled by an officer who believed she had pepper spray. She pled guilty to her charges and was sentenced to serve 36 months probation, including 90 days of house arrest, on Nov. 15, 2022. Horvath will also pay a $500 fine.

Jonathan David Grace, Colorado Springs

Grace, 49, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges relating to the Jan. 6th riot. According to court documents, Grace participated in a confrontation with law enforcement officers in the Lower West Terrace and tunnel areas of the Capitol.  Grace was among the rioters who used stolen police shields to push against and hit officers He sprayed chemical irritants and threw projectiles at officers guarding the doors while chanting “HEAVE HO!” and “PUSH!” After officers cleared the tunnel, he remained near the entrance and watched rioters drag and brutally attack an officer. The FBI identified Grace through images provided by the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles and financial transactions.

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