Boise man involved in DC riots arraigned in court Wednesday

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Posted at 8:14 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 09:16:02-05

A Boise man seen sitting on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the riot at the Capitol last week turned himself in Tuesday.

Josiah Colt, 34, turned himself in to Ada County Jail Tuesday afternoon, according to Ada County Sheriff's spokesman Patrick Orr.

A spokesperson for the FBI says Colt turned himself in to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. The Idaho Statesman reports federal court records do not show charges being filed against Colt as of Tuesday night, but they could be filed under seal.

Colt was arraigned at the federal building in Boise Wednesday morning. He is charged with two federal misdemeanors: one count of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the Idaho Statesman. He did not enter a plea.

His next court appearance is January 19 in Federal Court for the District of Columbia, which he will attend remotely.

Last week, Colt posted a video to a social media website acknowledging he was inside the Capitol during a riot by loyalists of President Donald Trump as Congress prepared to certify the results of the election won by President-elect Joe Biden. Colt later apologized for his conduct.

Members of Idaho's congressional delegation were not hurt during the riots.

Five people died, including a woman who was shot by Capitol Police, according to Metro Police Chief Robert Contee. A Capitol Police Officer also died from injuries received during the riot. The other three people died of unrelated medical emergencies.

The FBI is still looking for information that will identify some of the people involved. If you witnessed unlawful violent actions, the FBI is urging you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at