A Telluride man pleaded responsible Friday to a felony cost for his actions throughout the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol breach, the U.S. lawyer for the District of Columbia introduced in a information launch.
Avery MacCracken, 69, pleaded responsible to at least one rely of obstructing legislation enforcement officers throughout a civil dysfunction after his and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of Congress convened to rely the electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election.
FBI brokers recognized MacCracken as one of many Capitol insurrectionists after Coloradans noticed his picture on-line and reported him. He was arrested in December 2021.
A Telluride resident contacted San Miguel Sheriff Invoice Masters after seeing a photograph of MacCracken on the FBI web site in addition to on SeditionHunters.org, an internet site devoted to serving to the general public establish Jan. 6 suspects.
Masters additionally recognized the person within the photographs as MacCracken, as did Telluride Marshal’s Workplace Chief Marshal Josh Comte. Masters and Comte advised the FBI that they and their officers have had interactions with MacCracken. Comte additionally stated the clothes MacCracken wore to the Capitol is identical outfit he’s ceaselessly seen sporting within the Telluride space.
In keeping with the information launch, MacCracken traveled to Washingto to protest the 2020 presidential election outcomes certification and about 2 p.m. was half of a big group on the West Plaza of the Capitol.
“MacCracken made his technique to the entrance of the gang and, utilizing each palms, gripped a motorcycle rack that the police have been utilizing as a barrier,” the information launch acknowledged. “At roughly 2:28 p.m., rioters eliminated some bike racks and tried to surge previous the police line. MacCracken additionally moved towards the police line with each palms balled into fists. He then noticed a police officer in entrance of him and pushed the officer’s arm away because the officer tried to stop him from advancing.”
MacCracken then grabbed a second officer by the arm and by his jacket close to the shoulder space, in line with the information launch, then pushed ahead by means of the police line into the restricted areas of the Capitol grounds as different rioters have been advancing.
Within the 33 months since Jan. 6, 2021, greater than 1,100 individuals have been charged in almost all 50 states for crimes associated to the breach of the U.S. Capitol.
MacCracken was the twelfth Coloradan to face federal costs for the breach.