Third Mainer arrested for his involvement in Capitol Riot

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The FBI on Monday charged and arrested Joshua Colgan, 35, of Jefferson, Maine, for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the third Mainer to face federal charges for the insurgency. . Colgan was held at Two Bridges Regional Jail. , in Lincoln County, and wore a blue prison uniform when he made his first remote appearance in Federal District Court in Maine during a Zoom hearing that news stations were not allowed to record. Evidence against Colgan, according to the FBI complaint, includes a pair of digital images showing him inside the Capitol wearing a Trump baseball cap and video footage from the security camera showing him among a group of rioters before to leave the building at 3:31 p.m. The FBI complaint released a map identifying Colgan at multiple locations as he moved inside the Capitol between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The complaint revealed that after serving a warrant on Google, the FBI tracked multiple locations of mobile device linked to Colgan ss Gmail address using GPS data and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hotspot information. On August 17, 2021, Colgan told FBI agents that he traveled to Washington to hear former President Donald Trump’s January 6 speech but did not enter the capital, the complaint said. The FBI complaint pointed to a Jan. 5, 2021, Facebook post from Colgan describing Trump as “tricked” in the 2020 election. The rioters sought to block Congress from certifying the Electoral College’s ratification as Joe Biden as the next President. Colgan wrote, “Today marks the beginning of chaos, the beginning of revolution…in our nation’s capital to overthrow this corrupt government and form a new brotherhood of patriots.” Colgan, represented by federal defender David Beneman, answered mostly routine questions. when asked by U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Wolf, he mentioned being an avid bowhunter and running a business for seven years. Beneman had no further information. Colgan, the third Mainer charged with participating in the Capitol Riot, faces four misdemeanors. Entering and remaining in a restricted-access building or property and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a building or land with restricted access each carries a maximum sentence of one year, says Wolf. Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and marching, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building each carry a maximum sentence of six months, the judge said. Minot native Mitch Simon pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a restricted building on Friday. Kyle Fitzsimons, of Lebanon, has a trial in June on a 10-count indictment, including felony charges of assaulting police officers. in Washington, where hundreds of riot cases are being prosecuted.

The FBI on Monday charged and arrested Joshua Colgan, 35, of Jefferson, Maine, for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the third Mainer to face federal charges for the insurgency. .

Colgan was held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Lincoln County and wore a blue prison uniform when he made his first remote appearance in Federal District Court in Maine during a Zoom hearing that news stations were not allowed to record.

Evidence against Colgan, according to the FBI complaint, includes a pair of digital images showing him inside the Capitol wearing a Trump baseball cap and security camera video footage showing him among a group of rioters before they don’t leave the building at 3:31 p.m.

The FBI complaint released a map identifying Colgan at multiple locations as he moved around inside the Capitol between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

The complaint revealed that after issuing a warrant to Google, the FBI tracked multiple locations of a mobile device linked to Colgan’s Gmail address using GPS data and access point information. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Earlier, on Aug. 17, 2021, Colgan told FBI agents that he traveled to Washington to hear former President Donald Trump’s speech on Jan. 6, but did not enter the room. capital, according to the complaint.

The FBI complaint pointed to a January 5, 2021 Facebook post by Colgan describing former President Trump as “cheated” in the 2020 election.

Rioters have sought to block Congress from certifying the Electoral College’s ratification of Joe Biden as the next president.

Colgan wrote, “Today marks the beginning of chaos, the beginning of revolution…in our nation’s capital to overthrow this corrupt government and form a new brotherhood of patriots.”

Colgan, represented by federal defender David Beneman, answered mostly routine questions.

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In response to questions from US Magistrate Judge Karen Wolf, he mentioned being an avid bowhunter and running a business for seven years. Beneman had no further information.

Colgan, the third Mainer charged with participating in the Capitol riot, faces four misdemeanors.

Entering and remaining in a restricted building or property and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or property each carry a maximum penalty of one year, Wolf said.

Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and marching, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building each carry a maximum sentence of six months, the judge said.

Mitch Simon, a native of Minot, pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct in a building with restricted access.

Kyle Fitzsimons, of Lebanon, has a trial in June on a 10-count indictment, including felony charges of assaulting police officers.

Judge Wolf ordered Colgan released from jail on an unsecured $5,000 bond, and he faces further proceedings, remotely for now, in Washington, where the hundreds of riot cases are continued.

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