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Woodland Park man facing charges in U.S. Capitol riots turns himself into authorities

Credit: FBI
Credit: FBI

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Woodland Park man facing multiple charges for his alleged participation in the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6th, turned himself into the Teller County Jail on Monday.

According to the Teller County Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old Robert Gieswein will be handed over to Federal Authorities.

In an FBI affidavit filed against him, Gieswein is charged with assault on a federal officer, destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering a restricted building or grounds, violent entry or disorderly conduct and aiding and abetting.

Court documents said Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs, and was identified at the Capitol by a patch for the group that was visible on the front of his tactical military-style vest.

Still photo included in FBI Affidavit filed Saturday.
Source: FBI

Federal authorities compared video footage and still photos of Gieswein with his Colorado driver's license photo and social media accounts to confirm his identity.

Court papers also said Gieswein is affiliated with a radical militia group known as the Three Percenters, which advocates for resistance to U.S. Federal Government policies it considers to infringe on personal, local and gun ownership rights.

Local News / Politics / Teller County

KRDO.com Staff

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  1. “24-year-old Robert Gieswein is charged with assault on a federal officer, destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering a restricted building or grounds, violent entry or disorderly conduct and aiding and abetting.”
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    There are lawful ways to protest government policies, but those are not any of them. This is a classis case of insurrection, and he will pay the price under the laws of our country.

    1. LMAO, lawful ways to protest… what about when the dems were telling people to burn down cities and raise hell? That is not a problem for you but now what happened at the capital is… the difference is location and who said what… yet we allow pelosi, watters and all the other dem tards to say whatever.. you are a lost soul

      1. Just another trumptard spreading lies, Being a
        lying POS really is no way to go thru life, don’t be like trump

      2. Using the excuse that “they did it, too” really doesn’t work in court. At best, the fact that elected officials had been encouraging the rioting over the last year could be leveraged as an extenuating circumstance.

    1. Why? He’s not been convicted of anything by a jury of his peers.
      BTW, “the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.”
      Can you cite how YOU think he’s guilty of this crime?

  2. It’s unforgivable that these beasts are responsible for five lives that were lost because of this stupid attack on the Capitol. I’m glad this guy was caught. He’s nothing but a coward. I read that some of the insurrectionists spread their own feces and urine on walls, floors etc throughout the Capitol.They’re a bunch of sickos. The republican politicians who keep lying about the election should be charged with crimes, too. They are keeping these sickos stirred up.

    1. Please provide sources for these stories you “read”. I don’t recall you being this vocal during the last 8 months of “peaceful protests”.

    1. In case anyone missed it……the “Proud Boys” hand symbol is the ASL symbol for asshole…. correlation there????

  3. Well Bimbo Boebert strikes again. Wonder if she’ll post his bail… oh thats right she is poor white trash so that can’t happen. What I am seeing is that these “insurrectionist” are pretty stupid.

  4. “Bimbo Boebert”, “Lauren Booberts” (sic), “poor white trash”
    Well though out, cogent arguments?

  5. She got elected for the same reason Frump did. There wasn’t anyone else worth considering. All you can do after that is wait it out and do better next time.

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