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Coloradan pleads guilty to federal offense in deadly Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

Croy, of Colorado Springs, admitted to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building late last month

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)
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A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to a federal offense in the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Glenn Wes Lee Croy, of Colorado Springs, admitted to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building late last month, according to federal court records.

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Croy is set to be sentenced Oct. 15. He faces a maximum penalty of up to six months in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

As part of the plea agreement, Croy agreed to be interviewed by federal law enforcement agents “regarding the events in and around Jan. 6.” Croy also agreed to pay $500 in restitution.

Federal authorities charged Croy after body camera footage from a Metropolitan Police Department officer captured video of him inside the U.S. Capitol rotunda Jan. 6. GPS data from Croy’s Google email also placed him at the Capitol the day of the riot, according to court documents.

After the riot, Croy 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. 

Several other Coloradans have been charged with federal crimes in the Jan. 6 riot, including former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller.


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