Another Colorado man arrested for entering US Capitol on Jan. 6

Posted at 3:01 PM, Feb 17, 2021

DENVER – Another Colorado man has been charged for entering the U.S. Capitol building and disorderly conduct during the insurrection in Washington. D.C., on Jan. 6.

Glenn Wes Lee Croy was arrested Wednesday in Colorado Springs by an FBI special agent after he was charged by complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to a criminal complaint, Croy was discovered in both photos from inside and outside the Capitol that day, as well as from police body camera video.

He sent a photo of himself and another man who has been charged, Ohio’s Terry Lynn Lindsey, pictured standing in front of a statue of Abraham Lincoln called “Lincoln the Legislator” that sits near the Small House Rotunda inside the Capitol to a friend over Facebook Messenger.

According to the complaint, Croy told the person, “I was there.” Croy also allegedly sent the person more videos from inside the Capitol. That person in turn reported the conversation and photo to the FBI and identified Croy as the man on the right side of the picture.

FBI agents were able to find Croy’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and matched the photo to Croy’s Colorado driver’s license photo, according to the complaint.

FBI agents also obtained Metropolitan Police Department body camera videos which captured a person believed to be Croy inside the Capitol Rotunda.

Investigators discovered that a Twitter account belonging to Croy tweeted a reply to a question from Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on Dec. 27.

Boebert had asked, “Who is going to be in DC on January 6th to stand with President Donald Trump?” Croy alleged responded, “fellow Coloradan we will be there,” according to the complaint, which also says that Croy appeared to have deleted his tweets and Facebook account.

The FBI was able to serve a search warrant to Google to obtain GPS data from Croy’s cell phone and discovered that the phone was at the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Croy made his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon in the U.S. District Court of Colorado and appeared by teleconference. He was advised of the charges he faces, and the government and defense attorney agreed that he would be released Wednesday on a $5,000 unsecured bond, which he would only have to pay if he violates his conditions of release.

Those conditions include mandates that he not travel outside the state of Colorado unless that travel is approved, that he not enter any government buildings unless authorized, that he check in weekly with pretrial services, not possess any firearms and not use drugs or drink to excess.

He will have an attorney appointed for him, and the court set a preliminary hearing and identity hearing for March 3, though the government said it was possible a new charging document from the District of Columbia could be filed before then.

Croy is one of at least six men either from Colorado, or who traveled from Colorado, who have been charged in relation to their alleged actions on Jan. 6 in Washington.

Robert Gieswein, 24, of Woodland Park has been indicted on charges of assaulting an officer, obstruction destruction of government property and entering a restricted building with a deadly or dangerous weapon.

Patrick Montgomery, 48, of Douglas County, faces charges of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He was granted release pending his next court date by a federal judge in Colorado.

Klete Keller, a former Olympic gold medalist swimmer from Colorado Springs, was released on a personal recognizance bond after his first appearance but has since been indicted on seven counts, including civil disorder, obstruction, entering and remaining in a restricting building, disorderly conduct and others.

Jeffrey Sabol was charged with committing civil disorder and, according to a complaint, admitted to federal investigators he was the man seen on the Capitol steps allegedly beating several police officers.

And Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., a man who long lived in Georgia who is being held in custody after he allegedly traveled from Colorado to D.C. armed several firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and threatened to assassinate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was denied release last month.