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Glenn Wes Lee Croy is pictured inside the U.S. Capitol via Metropolitan Police Department body camera footage on Jan. 6, 2021. The still was included in federal criminal complaint against Croy for participating in the riot. (Screenshot)

A seventh Coloradan is facing federal charges in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Glenn Wes Lee Croy, of Colorado Springs, was arrested and released on a $5,000 bond Wednesday, according to an affidavit filed in Colorado’s federal court. He has been charged with unlawful entry to restricted property, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol’s grounds.

Federal court documents say Croy was one of the people who entered the U.S. Capitol during the riot. Body camera footage from the Metropolitan Police Department captured video of Croy inside the building’s rotunda, according to federal authorities. GPS data from Croy’s Google email also placed him at the riot that day, according to court documents.

Croy later sent a Facebook message containing a picture of himself and another intruder posing in front of an Abraham Lincoln bust inside of the Capitol, according to court documents. 

In December, Croy responded to a tweet from newly elected U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, in which she asked, “Who is going to be in DC on January 6th to stand with President Donald Trump?” 

Court documents say Croy replied, “fellow Coloradan we will be there.”

Croy’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have since been deleted, according to court documents.

Six other Colorado men have been arrested and charged in relation to the U.S. Capitol riot, including former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller.

Lucy Haggard

Lucy Haggard was a TRENDS Reporting Fellow from August 2020 to May 2021 with The Colorado Sun. Email: lucy@coloradosun.com Twitter: