Trinidad man, the last Coloradan charged in the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol
DENVER – A man from Trinidad is the last Coloradan charged with entering the United States Capitol and other alleged federal crimes during the riot at the United States Capitol on January 6.
Timothy Williams, 38, faces two federal counts of knowingly entering or staying in a building or restricted land without legal authorization, one count of disorderly or disruptive conduct in a Capitol building, and one count of accusation of parade, demonstration or picketing inside a Capitol building, according to a federal criminal complaint filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and unsealed Friday.
Court records show Williams was arrested and first appeared in federal court in Denver on Friday.
According to federal criminal complaintThe Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating Williams after an anonymous information was sent that he and his girlfriend had been inside the Capitol during the uprising.
FBI agents found Williams on videos of rioters inside the Capitol that day and questioned him on March 17, according to the complaint, in which he admitted he entered the building from the Capitol.
He was seen in videos inside the Capitol Rotunda, hallways and inside the Capitol Crypt that afternoon, wearing a Hortilux cap, which makes grow lights. Williams told FBI agents during his interview that he previously worked for a Trinidad-based hydroponics equipment supplier, but was fired for his refusal to take a COVID-19 test.
He and his girlfriend were separated from each other that day, they told the FBI, and Williams claimed he was pushed inside the Capitol building, although the video shows him walking around to various places inside and taking a selfie at one point, according to the complaint screenshots it contains.
He also participated in chants towards law enforcement and was seen holding a flag in a video posted to YouTube, according to the complaint. But he told the FBI he took nothing from the Capitol and committed no violence or property damage.
Additionally, according to the complaint, Williams’ cell phone records showed he was present inside the Capitol that day. A sergeant in the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office who had previously been in trouble with Williams positively identified him as the man seen in videos and screenshots inside the Capitol.
Williams is one of several Colorado men to be charged with illegally entering the Capitol that day and other crimes related to the January 6 insurgency.
All Colorado Democratic members of the United States House and Senate voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the events surrounding the insurgency, while all of its Republicans voted against the creation of the commission.