August 8, 2022

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US Capitol riots: Robert Gieswein indicted on 6 counts

Robert Gieswein assaulted and intimidated officers with a spray canister, a short-term barrier and a baseball bat, an affidavit claims.

DENVER — A federal grand jury returned a 6-depend indictment against 24-calendar year-previous Robert Gieswein who is accused of getting aspect in the unsuccessful insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The Woodland Park man, who turned himself into Teller County authorities on Jan. 18, is charged with the following counts:

  • Just one count obstruction of an official proceeding
  • A few counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers when applying a unsafe weapon
  • One depend destruction of federal government assets
  • One count coming into/remaining in a limited place

He appeared in federal court in Denver Friday, wherever he waived his rights to a preliminary listening to. The decide signed a determination buy to shift Geiswein to the District of Columbia, where by the alleged crimes occurred.

> The video previously mentioned characteristics prior coverage about Robert Gieswein.

Gieswein appeared in federal court past 7 days in Denver virtually where by a choose requested he keep on being in custody even though the situation against him moves forward.

Related: Choose rules Woodland Park person accused of storming US Capitol ought to keep on being in custody

Federal Magistrate Decide Scott T. Varholak reported at minimum week’s hearing that Gieswein showed up in Washington “armed to do fight.”  

In accordance to an affidavit, Gieswein assaulted and intimidated U.S. Capitol Police officers with a spray canister, a non permanent barrier and a baseball bat, joined and inspired a crowd of men and women who forcibly entered the Capitol, impeded, disrupted and disturbed the orderly carry out of organization by the U.S. House and Senate, and obstructed, impeded and interfered with a regulation enforcement officer carrying out their responsibilities at the Capitol. 

Related: Woodland Park man turns himself in, faces charges in relationship with insurrection at US Capitol

According to the affidavit, Gieswein seems to be affiliated with the radical militia group acknowledged as the A few Percenters, which advocates for the resistance to the federal govt policies it considers to infringe on personalized, community and gun ownership legal rights.

Gieswein has posted various pictures on his Facebook web page in which he flashes hand indications made use of by the team while posing in front of the group’s flag and sporting the group’s logo, the affidavit says.

The affidavit states Gieswein is believed to run a non-public paramilitary education group he calls the Woodland Wild Pet dogs. A patch for the group was noticed on Gieswein when he participated in the insurrection, in accordance to the affidavit.

He was determined in pictures and video clips from the insurrection that display him outside and within the Capitol, in accordance to the affidavit.

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Gieswein could be listened to sobbing at the end of his hearing very last 7 days.

Two other Colorado men who are also struggling with costs connected to the riot have been produced. Klete Keller, a former Olympic swimmer and Patrick Montgomery are going through prices for moving into into a restricted space.  

Connected: Courtroom documents say Colorado person claimed he was a ‘patriot warrior’ preventing tyranny at Capitol

A different Colorado male, 51-12 months-aged Jeffrey Sabol, continues to be in custody in New York. He’s accused of dragging a Capitol police officer down a established of stairs and then keeping a baton above his overall body, court docket paperwork say.

> This tale draws on past reporting from 9NEWS’ Jeremy Jojola, Nate Lynn and Dacia Johnson.