Law Enforcement

One Year Later: Colorado Insurrectionists Charged in January 6 Attack

The man at the left of this photo wearing the military gear has been identified as Woodland Park resident Robert Gieswein.
The man at the left of this photo wearing the military gear has been identified as Woodland Park resident Robert Gieswein. FBI
One year ago today, on January 6, 2021, a frenzied mob operating under the already-disproved illusion that the November 2020 election had been stolen from President Donald Trump, attacked the U.S. Capitol in an infamous event linked to five deaths and countless injuries.

Since then, at least eleven Coloradans have been federally charged with crimes related to the day's events — but prosecutors haven't been in much of a rush to make them pay for their actions. Only one of the Colorado crew has been convicted and sentenced thus far, and he was given a wrist slap with no jail time. The rest are stuck in the legal process, with many not having set foot in a courtroom for months.

Here's an update on the Colorado insurrectionists, listed in alphabetical order. Each entry includes an excerpt from a charging document, complete with assorted references to Nazis, Olympic gold medals, Trump paraphernalia and a firing for refusing to take a COVID test.

Jacob Clark Travis
Resident of Trinidad
Location of arrest: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Charges: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds; Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder; Obstruction of Justice/Congress
Date of arrest: April 21
Initial court appearance: April 28
Preliminary hearing date: September 7
Excerpt from Clark statement of facts: "The officers state that they are just doing their jobs and CLARK screams, 'So were the Nazis!' CLARK then screams at the officers, 'Stand down!'"

Glenn Wes Lee Croy
Resident of Colorado Springs who replied to a Lauren Boebert tweet about the election in late December
Location of arrest: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Charges: Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
Date of arrest: February 17
Arraigned on March 5, where he pleaded not guilty to all counts
Plea agreement entered August 9 and pleaded guilty to Count 4 of the information
Sentenced on November 5 to three years probation, $500 restitution
Excerpt from Croy criminal complaint and statement of facts: "In a conversation conducted over Facebook Messenger, Croy and an individual hereinafter referred to as 'Witness 1' discussed the Capitol
riots. In the course of this Facebook Messenger conversation, Croy told Witness 1, 'I was there,' and sent Witness 1 a picture of himself and another individual inside the U.S. Capitol Building standing in front of an Abraham Lincoln bust statue."

Robert Gieswein
Resident of Woodland Park and alleged member of the Three Percenters militia group
Location of arrest: Divide, Colorado
Charges: Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon; Destruction of Government Property; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
Date of arrest: January 18
Arraigned on April 15 and pleaded not guilty to all counts
Most recent status conference: September 17
Excerpt from Gieswein complaint and affidavit: "GIESWEIN — recognizable by his distinctive military-style helmet and patch — steps forward, lifts a black cannister in his hand, and sprays an unidentified substance at law-enforcement officers."

Logan Grover
Resident of Erie
Location of arrest: Erie, Colorado
Charges: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds; Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building
Date of arrest: April 28
Arraigned June 15 and pleaded not guilty to all counts
Most recent status conference: October 13
Defendant remains on personal recognizance
Excerpt from Grover statement of facts: "The FBI obtained a second video showing LOGAN GROVER outside of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 from another tipster who downloaded it from a social media site. In a still shot from this video...GROVER can be seen looking at law enforcement officers standing behind the broken glass in one of the doors to the Capitol Building as another protestor points at them."
click to enlarge Prosecutors contend that Jeffrey Sabol is the man wearing the tan jacket and green backpack in the circled area who helped drag a police officer down a flight of stairs. - JUSTICE.GOV
Prosecutors contend that Jeffrey Sabol is the man wearing the tan jacket and green backpack in the circled area who helped drag a police officer down a flight of stairs.
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Thomas Patrick Hamner
Resident of Peyton
Location of arrest: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Charges: Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon or Inflicting Bodily Injury; Civil Disorder; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds
Date of arrest: November 9
Initial appearance: November 30
Excerpt from Hamner statement of facts: "Open-source video from January 6, 2021, depicts HAMNER fighting with officers from the U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police, who were assisting U.S. Capitol Police at the time, over a police barricade on the West Plaza."

Klete Derik Keller
Former Olympic athlete turned Colorado Springs-based real estate broker
Location of arrest: Denver, Colorado
Charges: Civil Disorder; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Impeding Passage Through the Capitol Grounds or Buildings; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
Date of arrest: January 14
Arraigned March 9 and pleaded not guilty to all counts
Plea agreement entered September 29. Sentencing date is TBD.
Defendant remains on personal recognizance.
Excerpt from Keller complaint and statement of facts: "Open-source research revealed that KELLER is a three-time Olympic athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist, and PERSON 1 appears to be wearing a United States Olympic Team jacket in the video showing him in the Rotunda."

Avery Carter MacCracken
Resident of Telluride who flew to Washington, D.C., from Montrose
Location of arrest: Telluride, Colorado
Charges: Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon or 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; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings
Date of arrest: December 11
Initial court appearance: December 14
Excerpt from MacCracken statement of facts: "During the civil unrest that ensued, a male individual later identified as Avery MacCracken...approached Officer J.G. and engaged in physical contact, assaulting Officer J.G. with pushes, shoves, and a strike to the face. Specifically, MacCracken punched Officer J.G. with his closed fist in the right cheek, causing a cut to the face under his right eye. Officer J.G. took a selfie-pic of his injuries and provided self-aid; he did not seek other medical care."

Patrick Montgomery
Resident of Littleton who owns a hunting guide business
Location of arrest: Littleton, Colorado
Charges: Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building; Entering and Remaining in the Gallery of Either House of Congress; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct at the Grounds and in a Capitol Building
Date of arrest: January 17
Arraigned April 21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts
Defendant remains on personal recognizance bond
Excerpt from Montgomery statement of facts: "Another tipster, who will be referred to as T-2, provided a post from MONTGOMERY’S Facebook page, wherein a member of the public posted on Facebook a photograph and commented to MONTGOMERY asking, 'Is this you? I saw it on another page and it looked like you.' T-1 responded, 'I have saved this photo and will be indetifying [sic] you to authorities,' to which MONTGOMERY replied, “Got nothing to hide…'"

Daniel Morrissey
Morrissey is said to be "Colorado-based"
Location of arrest: Denver, Colorado
Charges: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in Any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Knowingly Engaging in Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in Any Restricting Buildings or Grounds, Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
Date of court document authorizing arrest: October 20
First court appearance: November 4
Excerpt from Morrissey statement of facts: "CW-2 asks MORRISSEY if he is in the Capitol. MORRISSEY responds with a photo that appears to have been taken inside the Capitol followed by the text 'Shit got
crazy' and 'I nave [sic] it all on video.' MORRISSEY adds that he has more videos that he can share."

Hunter Palm
Resident of the Colorado Springs area
Location of arrest: Denver, Colorado
Charges: Obstruction of Justice/Congress; Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority; Engaging in Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
Date of arrest: May 12
Arraigned June 21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts
Most recent status conference: September 28
Defendant remains on personal recognizance.
Excerpt from Palm statement of facts: "On February 6, 2021, FBI agents interviewed PALM with his legal counsel present. During that interview, PALM admitted to entering the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. He provided the FBI with the cellular phone he claimed he had at the Capitol and explained that he had removed all Capitol-related content from the phone and placed it on a flash drive. PALM then gave that flash drive to the FBI, and it contained videos PALM recorded on January 6, 2021. PALM also showed the FBI where he had entered and exited the U.S. Capitol building. Finally, PALM brought the clothes he was wearing on January 6, 2021, to the interview: a gray Levi Strauss-branded hooded sweatshirt, with light blue jeans, a black hat with a white American flag with a blue stripe in the middle, and a blue and red flag with white stars and the words 'TRUMP' and 'Keep America Great.'"

Jeffrey Sabol
Kittredge-based geophysicist and father of three who was radicalized after Obama's election
Location of arrest: New York, Southern District
Charges: Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers; Civil Disorder; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
Date of arrest: January 27
Most recent status conference: September 23
Excerpt from Sabol complaint and statement of facts: "Some moments later, this individual is captured once again seen ascending the stairs of the Capitol, but this time the individual seems to grab a police officer and pulls the officer down the stairs. It also seems that this individual is punching the back of the police officer as he drags him down the stairs. It should be noted that the individual in the still photograph is dressed in the exact same clothes, to include accessories (backpack and gloves), as the individual seen in the video."

Timothy Wayne Williams
Resident of Trinidad
Location of arrest: Denver, Colorado
Charges: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct, at any place in the Grounds or in any of the Capitol Buildings; Parade, Demonstrate or Picket in any of the Capitol Buildings
Date of arrest: June 4 and initial appearance held the same day
Excerpt from Williams charging documents: "Your affiant reviewed a video posted to YouTube by ITV on January 12, 2021. At the 5:00 mark of the video, a person matching the description of WILLIAMS’ Colorado Driver's License and WILLIAMS’ appearance when he met with agents at his residence in Trinidad on March 17, 2021 is visible.... This person is wearing a Hortilux cap. Hortilux is a manufacturer of HID grow lights, ballast, and systems for indoor growers. In his interview with the FBI on March 17, 2021, WILLIAMS stated that he previously worked for GrowGeneration, a hydroponics equipment supplier in Trinidad, but lost his job because he wouldn’t take a COVID test."
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