Josiah Colt, 34, pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of Congress

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Josiah Colt admits guilty stance in Felony obstruction of Congress

Josiah Colt, the Idaho man pictured hanging from the Senate balcony and sitting in the presiding officer’s chair in the January 6 Capitol riot, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony obstruction of Congress.
He also conceded that he enlisted as a member of a group who came to Washington equipped firearms, knives and body armour to support President Donald Trump.⁠

Josiah B. Colt, 34, became the latest defendant to agree to cooperate in the breach investigation, seeking to reduce a probable recommended five-year jail sentence.⁠

News sources linked to several of Colt’s social media and business records have since been deleted.

His Linkedin profile reportedly indicated a job history in digital marketing and advertising and said he performed a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It also said Josiah Colt registered for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as an encouraging role prototype and illustration for the troubled youth.

A woman who alleged on Twitter she courted him in high school, said they last spoke in approximately 2008 and posted a snapshot of them together as teens and a picture of him at the protests this week.

Though Colt is not indicted of being part of a larger militia-like group, he confessed in plea papers to joining at least two men from Nevada and Tennessee who organized travel processes, raised funds, purchased paramilitary gear

and documented themselves before breaking in to the building and rushing to the Senate just evacuated by lawmakers.⁠

The magistrate did not set a sentencing date, but authorized Colt to return to court on Oct. 18 after collaborating prosecutors.⁠

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