DENVER — A 46-year-old Littleton resident accused of disorderly conduct in relation to the siege on the US Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded not guilty in court Friday.
During his advisement, the court told Patrick Montgomery he would be released on a personal recognizance bond provided he stay away from Washington D.C., undergo drug and alcohol testing and not travel outside of the continental U.S. without prior court approval. Montgomery will also have his passport returned.
Montgomery's arrest affidavit remains sealed by the court.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m.
A federal arrest warrant says Montgomery uploaded evidence of his insurrection in social media postings.
He's facing two charges following U.S. Capitol siege that left five people dead. They include:
- Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
- Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Court records contain several images of Montgomery, including one where he appears inside the Senate Chambers.
> The video above aired Jan. 19 and looks at the charges Montgomery faces.
“We stormed the Senate…opened those Chamber door for Transparency!” Montgomery posted on social media, according to federal court documents.
Records indicate several people recognized Montgomery from social media postings. In response to people who contacted him, Montgomery reacted defiantly, according to the federal warrant.
“I didn’t storm the castle violently," Montgomery told someone, according to his federal court case documents. "My group was let in peacefully by the police we were talking to with respect. We came a[n]d left peacefully before the anarchist and Antifa showed up breaking shit and being hoodlums."
There is no evidence to support his claim about Antifa and anarchists.
Additional Coloradans who have also been charged in connection with the attempted coup include Robert Gieswein, 24, of Woodland Park and Olympian Klete Keller.
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