Jonathan Grace, of Colorado, charged in U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6

A Colorado Springs man is facing federal criminal charges for allegedly trying to force his way into the U.S. Capitol past police officers on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jonathan Grace, 49, was part of a group that attempted to force its way past officers guarding a tunnel into the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot that disrupted the certification of the 2020 election.

One officer was smashed between a riot shield and a door frame by the mob. Grace watched as another officer was dragged out of the tunnel and attacked by the mob, his arrest affidavit states. He retreated after he was sprayed with pepper spray.

FBI agents identified Grace by comparing Capitol surveillance footage to his Colorado driver’s license. Grace’s bank statements show he was in Washington on Jan. 6, the affidavit states.

He was arrested Thursday in Denver.

Grace faces a felony charge of civil disorder as well as the misdemeanor charges of entering a restricted building, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building, obstructing passage to the Capitol and engaging in an act of physical violence in the Capitol.

Grace is at least the 16th Coloradan to be arrested in connection to the insurrection.

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