Court documents: Idaho man indicted on four charges, including a felony

Capitol riots
Posted at 3:19 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 18:00:38-05

An Idaho man who was seen sitting on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the Capitol riots in January has been indicted on four charges, including a felony.

Josiah Colt, 34, posted a video to social media acknowledging he was inside the Capitol during a riot while Congress prepared to certify election results.

The first count says Colt "attempted to and did, corruptly obstruct, influence, and impede an official proceeding, that is, a proceeding before Congress, by entering and remaining in the United States Capitol without authority and participating in disruptive behavior," according to court documents.

The second count says Colt did unlawfully and knowingly enter and stay in a restricted building and grounds. The court documents say that includes any posted, cordoned-off and otherwise restricted area within the Capitol and its grounds.

Count three says Colt did, with the intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions, engage in "disorderly and disruptive conduct in and within such proximity to a restricted building," according to the court document.

Count four says Colt engaged in disorderly and disruptive conduct in Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt and disturb the orderly conduct in that building of a hearing before and any deliberation of a committee of Congress and either House of Congress.