A Colorado veteran who took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Tuesday, federal court records show.
Logan Grover, who was 43 when he was arrested last year, faces up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 2; the other charges against him will be dismissed as part of the plea agreement. In addition to up to six months in prison, he could also be sentenced to as much as five years probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
Grover, a U.S. Army Reserve veteran who lives in Erie, attended the riot, posted about it on Facebook and took photos of himself at the U.S. Capitol before and during the event, according to federal court records.
Grover entered the U.S. Capitol through a door with shattered window panes while an alarm was blaring and pushed past police officers to get inside. He did not attack anyone inside or damage property, according to a statement of offense filed in the case.
Grover posted on Facebook about the election being “stolen” from President Donald Trump and said the nation was being “stolen” in “some insane, slow motion, treasonous insurrection,” according to court records.
“I have no interest in violence,” he wrote on Facebook on Jan. 5, 2021. “Sadly I recognize that violence is highly likely. I’m not certain what’s going to happen tomorrow. I am certain I need to be here.”
Grover served in the U.S. Army Reserve for nearly 10 years, from 2001 to 2011, and was deployed to Iraq for one year starting in February 2004, the U.S. Army confirmed. He left at the rank of captain.
Grover’s attorney did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.
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