A Colorado man accused of collaborating within the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol is now on home arrest after he violated the phrases of his pretrial launch by taking pictures a mountain lion.
Patrick Montgomery, 48, was initially arrested in Littleton, Colorado, in January. He was indicted on 10 counts, together with assaulting a police officer, illegally getting into the Capitol and fascinating in violence. He was launched and permitted to return to Colorado below a number of situations, together with that he not possess any firearms.
Federal prosecutors learned earlier this month that Montgomery violated these phrases on March 31, when he shot and killed a mountain lion in a park south of Denver with a .357-caliber handgun. Montgomery additionally broke state legal guidelines by possessing the firearm; he’s prohibited from doing so due to a 1996 felony theft conviction.
Montgomery notified a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer on the day he shot the animal. The officer examined the carcass and located a bullet gap in step with the handgun, based on a movement filed by federal prosecutors to revoke his pretrial launch.
It’s not the primary time he’s damaged the regulation whereas on launch. On Jan. 25, eight days after he was arrested for his suspected position within the riot, he admitted to a CPW officer that he had knocked a bobcat from a tree with a slingshot and allowed his canine to kill it. Neither methodology is authorized in Colorado. He was charged with two offenses and has a listening to scheduled for May 19 in that case.
“Given that Montgomery has repeatedly and flagrantly violated both state and federal law while on pre-trial release in this case — including by possessing and using a firearm — the Government respectfully requests that the Court revoke his release pending trial,” prosecutors mentioned within the movement.
Prosecutors additionally famous that Montgomery was doubtless conscious of Colorado looking laws. He has mentioned he’s an expert looking information and runs a enterprise that gives looking companies.
“Montgomery has no respect for the Court’s orders, just like he had no respect for law enforcement at the Capitol on January 6,” the prosecutor’s movement mentioned. “Instead of peacefully protesting, he tried to grab a Metropolitan Police Department officer’s baton, wrestled him to the ground for it, and then kicked the officer in the chest while wearing a boot. After the officer regained control of his baton, Montgomery stood up, and held up his two middle fingers at the officer.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office initially mentioned Montgomery could be detained and had requested him to show himself in to authorities by Monday. However, a motion filed Friday mentioned the workplace had reached an settlement with Montgomery’s protection to maintain him from incarceration. His new proposed pretrial situations embody 24/7 home arrest and GPS monitoring along with his earlier phrases.
He is scheduled to seem on July 28 for a standing listening to on his indictment in reference to the Capitol riot. He pleaded not responsible to all 10 counts.
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