10th Colorado arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot
A Colorado man was arrested in Denver on Friday for allegedly participating in the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol, the 10th in the state to face charges.
Timothy Wayne Williams of Trinidad is suspected of four federal crimes: two counts of knowingly entering or staying in a building or restricted land without legal authorization; disorderly or disruptive conduct in the United States Capitol; and parade, demonstrate or picket the Capitol.
The FBI said it received anonymous information that Williams and his girlfriend, who is not identified in the criminal complaint, participated in the riot. Officers questioned Williams at his Trinidad home on March 17 and Williams admitted to them that he was inside the Capitol, according to the complaint unsealed Friday.
Williams also told officers he worked for a hydroponics equipment supplier in Trinidad but lost his job because he would not pass a COVID-19 test. Footage from the riot shows a man FBI agents believe to be Williams wearing the hat of a marijuana equipment company, according to the criminal complaint.
Police say Williams took a selfie in the Capitol Rotunda, joined in chants towards law enforcement and was present when a fire extinguisher was thrown. He is not accused of committing violence that day.
“Williams said he was not involved in any act of violence or property damage. Williams said he took no memories or anything of the Capitol,” states the criminal complaint against him.
Williams is known to police in Trinidad, according to the FBI. A sergeant from the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office examined photographs of Williams and helped federal agents identify him, according to the criminal complaint.
Nine other Coloradans have been charged in connection with the January 6 attack on the Capitol. They are:
Jacob Clark, also from Trinidad; Glenn Wes Lee Croy, from Colorado Springs; Robert gieswein, from Woodland Park; Logan grover, from Erie; Klete Keller, from Colorado Springs; Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr.; Patrick montgomery, from Littleton; Jeffrey Sabol, Indian hills; and Hunter palm, unknown city