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Telluride man pleads guilty to role in Jan. 6 insurrection

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced Friday that Avery MacCracken of Telluride pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing law enforcement officers during a civil disorder for his part in the riot. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

A Telluride man has pleaded guilty for his actions during the Jan. 6 riot.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced Friday that Avery MacCracken pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing law enforcement officers during a civil disorder.

According to court documents, the 69-year-old was part of a large group of people who tried to enter the U.S. Capitol building from a restricted area on the West Plaza.

MacCracken and other rioters removed and used bike racks to move past a police line. He pushed away an arm of an officer who tried to prevent him from advancing. MacCracken grabbed a second officer’s arm and jacket and pushed through the line with other rioters.

MacCraken was arrested in Telluride on Dec. 21, 2021. He originally faced six charges including civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building, and act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or building.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 21, 2024. MacCracken is one of 15 Coloradans arrested in connection to the riot.



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