A Colorado man, Todd Branden Casey, 53, of Denver, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting law enforcement during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The arrest took place on Wednesday in Georgetown. Casey is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, including assaulting police on the Capitol’s West Plaza and participating in a riot in the lower west terrace tunnel.
According to a release, Casey’s actions, along with others, disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election. He has been charged in the District of Columbia with felony civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, in addition to multiple misdemeanors.
Casey made an initial appearance before the federal bench in the District of Colorado in Denver. The release also stated that since Jan. 6, 2021, over 1,106 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, with more than 350 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.