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Jacob Clark Of Trinidad Arrested For Alleged Participation In Capitol Riot

DENVER (CBS4) - A ninth Colorado resident has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the events in and around the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.

Jacob Travis Clark, 32, of Trinidad, was arrested Wednesday, according to the affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting his arrest.

Clark appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on Thursday. He faces six counts:

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
  • Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder
  • Obstruction of Justice/Congress
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A series of close-ups of a man identified as Jacob Travis Clark taken from recordings inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Clark was released following Thursday's hearing. He is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia federal court on Wednesday via remote connection.

Clark is accused to participating in a brief but violent civilian takeover of the U.S. Capitol that disrupted the certification of last November's presidential election. Hundreds of citizens fought with Capitol police, broke through barriers, and eventually entered the Capitol itself. Members of Congress evacuated the chambers and barricaded themselves in more secure parts of the building. Capitol police regained control of the building hours later.

An image from a camera southeast of the Senate Gallery on Jan. 6. The FBI identified Jacob Clark, center, as the third person who entered the hallway after it momentarily cleared of government employees. (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Five people lost their lives during the uprising, some due to medical reasons.

The FBI's arrest affidavit stated that investigators connected images of Clark inside the Capitol with his Colorado driver's license photo. At the same time, the affidavit stated, a friend of Clark's provided the FBI with images from Clark's social media account - now deleted - that showed Clark inside the Capitol.

Another photo from the same Senate Gallery camera shows Jacob Clark among a group trying to gain access through a door as three members of Capitol security attempt to close it. The group engaged the officers physically, according to the FBI. (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The affidavit detailed Clark's movements once he entered the building. Photos from surveillance cameras and bodycam footage showed Clark entering hallways as Capitol officers retreated.

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Jacob Clark (circled) "squares up" with a Capitol Police officer (right). As other rioters got between Clark and the officer and took threatening stances, the officer retreated, according to the FBI. (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Clark is seen "squaring up," as the FBI described it, against an officer wearing plain clothes, a term used to refer to someone not wearing a uniform. The two never came in contact, according to the affidavit.

(credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

At another point, Clark is seen confronting a uniformed Capitol officer in an image taken from video. The FBI recounted the recorded interaction as Clark placed his hand on the officer:

"Next time we're coming with [unintelligible]," Clark is alleged to have said.

The officers replied that they were just doing their jobs, according to the affidavit.

(credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

"So were the Nazis!" Clark replied, screaming. "Stand down!"

The FBI also presented phone records and GPS and Google positioning of Clark's phone putting him inside the Capitol that day in the affidavit.


Eight other Colorado residents have been previously arrested on charges related to the Capitol insurrection:

  • Patrick Montgomery of Littleton (facing 10 federal counts)
  • Robert Gieswein of Woodland Park (six counts)
  • Klete Keller of Colorado Springs (seven counts)
  • Jeffrey Sabol of Indian Hills (16 counts)
  • Cleveland Grover Meredith, Jr., (eight counts)
  • Glenn Wes Lee Croy of Colorado Springs (four counts)
  • Harlan Boen of Frederick (weapons violation)
  • Stanley Williams of Englewood (curfew violation)

Montgomery pleaded not guilty to his charges Wednesday.


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