10th Coloradan arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

10th Coloradan arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol
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A Colorado man was arrested Friday in Denver for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the 10th from the state to face charges.

Timothy Wayne Williams of Trinidad is suspected of four federal crimes: two counts of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly or disruptive conduct in the U.S. Capitol; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol.

The FBI said it received an anonymous tip that Williams and his girlfriend, who is not identified in the criminal complaint, participated in the riot. Agents interviewed Williams at his Trinidad home on March 17 and Williams admitted to them he was inside the Capitol, according to the complaint unsealed Friday.

Williams also told agents that he had worked for a hydroponics equipment supplier in Trinidad but lost his job because he wouldn’t take a COVID-19 test. Footage of the riot shows a man that FBI agents believe to be Williams wearing a marijuana equipment company’s hat, according to the criminal complaint.

According to police, Williams took a selfie in the Capitol Rotunda, joined in chants towards law enforcement officers and was present when a fire extinguisher was thrown. He is not accused of committing violence that day.

“Williams stated he was not involved with any acts of violence or property damage.
Williams said he did not take any souvenirs or anything from the Capitol,” the criminal complaint against him states.

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According to the FBI, Williams is known to police in Trinidad. A sergeant with the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office reviewed photographs of Williams and helped federal agents identify him, according to the criminal complaint.

Nine other Coloradans have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. They are:

Jacob Clark, also of Trinidad
Glenn Wes Lee Croy, of Colorado Springs
Robert Gieswein, of Woodland Park
Logan Grover, of Erie
Klete Keller, of Colorado Springs
Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr.
Patrick Montgomery, of Littleton
Jeffrey Sabol, of Indian Hills
Hunter Palm, city not known

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