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What happened to the Coloradans involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 20:47:12-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — It's been one year since supporters of former President Trump stormed the Capitol in a violent riot. The event caused over a million dollars worth of damage, put lawmakers and a democratic process in danger, and led to the death of at least five people.

Since then, Attorney General Merrick Garland has pledged to bring those involved to justice while upholding rights and civil liberties.

Garland said that the Justice Department had received more than 300,000 individual tips from private citizens regarding the riots, leading to the charging and arrests of "more than 725" defendants.

Garland says 325 people face felony charges. Thus far, 20 people have pleaded guilty to felonies, and 145 have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

There are at least a dozen people from Colorado who face charges for their role in the riot. Here are the latest updates on what has happened to them since that fateful day.

Jacob Travis Clark - Trinidad
Clark faces six charges including entering a restricted building without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in the building, engaging in physical violence, violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, obstruction of law enforcement, and obstruction of justice or Congress.

Authorities were able to track down Clark using images from cameras inside the Capitol and compared them to his driver's license photo which they obtained from the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

Thomas Patrick Hamner - Peyton
Thomas Patrick Hamner was arrested in November, according to court documents. He is charged with federal counts of civil disorder; assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers using a dangerous weapon or inflicting bodily injury; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds.

According to the court documents, Hamner was wearing a sweater that said “Guns Don’t Kill People, Clintons Do” while he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He was captured on video multiple times as the rioters worked to breach barricades police had put up around the Capitol before many stormed inside, according to investigators.

Videos show the man alleged to be Hamner fighting with Capitol and Metropolitan Police and working with others to push a large metal “TRUMP” sign into the line of officers trying to keep the barricade on the Capitol’s West Plaza in place, according to the documents.

Glen Wes Lee Croy - Colorado Springs
Croy was arrested on Feb. 17 in Colorado Springs and was originally also charged with disorderly conduct. He drove to the Capitol from Colorado Springs, picking up an Ohio man along the way, and the two attended the rally that was held by then-President Donald Trump’s supporters just before the riot occurred.

The federal documents say Croy was inside the Capitol for approximately 20 minutes, but that there was “no evidence” he or the man he was with “were violent or destructive on the grounds or inside the Capitol.”

Croy pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing inside the Capitol, according to the documents.

Croy was sentenced Nov. 5 to 90 days of home detention and 14 days in a community correctional facility for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol. He also faces three years of probation and must pay $500 in restitution.

Hunter Palm - Colorado Springs
Hunter Palm is facing several charges including tampering with a witness, victim, or informant, and violent and forced entry onto restricted grounds, in this case, the Capitol.

According to his arrest warrant, in one video, Palm appears to be part of a crowd that appears to push past a law enforcement officer to move further into the Capitol.

In February Palm interviewed with the FBI and admitted to entering the Capitol on January 6.

Palm also provided the FBI with the cellular phone he claimed he had at the Capitol and told them that he had removed all Capitol-related content from the phone and placed it on a flash drive. Palm provided the FBI with that flash drive.

Klete Keller - Colorado Springs
Former Olympic swimmer, Klete Keller, pleaded guilty back in September for his role in the Capitol riot. According to the Department of Justice, Keller admitted to "acting to obstruct election certification, disregarding law enforcement, and destroying records of unlawful activity."

In September, Keller pleaded guilty to obstruction of Congress and agreed to fully cooperate with the investigation.

Despite entering a plea agreement, Keller could face up to 27 months in prison and could face a fine ranging from $10,000 - $95,000.

Jeffrey Sabol - Jefferson County
Sabol, who is a geophysicist, was arrested on Jan. 11 in New City, New York. According to a criminal complaint, police officers pulled Sabol over after seeing his vehicle driving erratically.

The officers found him covered in blood, with severe lacerations to both his thighs and arms. “I am tired, I am done fighting,” he allegedly told officers, adding that his wounds were self-inflicted and that he was “wanted by the FBI” after “fighting tyranny in the DC Capitol,” according to the federal complaint.

Inside the car, officers found razor blades, notes with a computer password, Sabol’s passport, Social Security card, an airline e-ticket, rental car agreement, and several electronic devices. The Associated Press reported that the airline ticket was a ticket to Switzerland from Boston.

According to the Associated Press, Sabol was denied bail in April since the judge deemed him to be a flight risk.

Patrick Montgomery - Douglas County
Montgomery faces charges of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He was granted release pending his next court date by a federal judge in Colorado.

At the time of his release, Montgomery faced a maximum penalty, if convicted of the two charges, of 1 ½ years in prison, up to $105,000 in fines, or both, as well as no more than two years of supervised release.

Avery Carter MacCracken - Telluride
A man who lives in the Telluride area was arrested in December and charged with assaulting officers and other federal counts in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

Avery Carter MacCracken was arrested in Norwood after a warrant was issued for his arrest last Friday on six federal charges relating to his alleged participation in the riot at the Capitol

He faces counts including assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers using a dangerous weapon of inflicting bodily injury; civil disorder; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, and the act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings, according to an arrest warrant and statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Timothy Wayne Williams - Trinidad
Timothy Williams, 38, faces two federal counts of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of disorderly or disruptive conduct in a Capitol building, and one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside a Capitol building, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and unsealed Friday.

Court records show Williams was arrested and made his first court appearance in June in a federal court in Denver.

Robert Gieswein - Woodland Park
Robert Gieswein faces charges for allegedly assaulting a Capitol police officer during the Jan. 6 riot.

According to an affidavit for Robert Gieswein's arrest, he traveled from Colorado to Washington, D.C. and during the riot, "assaulted and intimidated U.S. Capitol Police officers with a spray canister, temporary barrier, and baseball bat." He willfully joined the crowd of people who forcibly entered the Capitol, the affidavit read.

At the time of the riot, Gieswein was wearing a patch on his tactical military-style vest for Woodland Wild Dogs, a private paramilitary training group he runs, according to the affidavit.

Logan Grover - Erie
Logan Grover was charged in April for participating in the Capitol riot after FBI investigators used photos, videos, and a Facebook post to place him at the scene.

Multiple videos appear to show Grover outside of the doors of the Capitol and videos from police body-worn cameras allegedly show him inside the Capitol Building with other rioters, according to the court documents.

He is facing four charges which include disorderly conduct, entering a restricted building, violent entry to Capitol grounds, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. He has pleaded not guilty.

Daniel Morrissey
Morrisey was charged in federal court in November. He’s facing charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted buildings or grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to an arrest affidavit, a confidential witness, referred to as CW-1, who previously worked with Morrissey called the FBI tip line on Jan. 18 after another friend of Morrissey, referred to as CW-2, showed CW-1 photos that appear to be Morrissey in the crowd of people inside the U.S. Capitol Building.

Investigators were able to confirm Morrissey was the owner of an AT&T account for the phone number used to text CW-2. They also reviewed additional footage that showed Morrissey in the Capitol Building, according to the affidavit

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