Colorado Springs man accused of fighting against police during Jan. 6 insurrection


DENVER | A Colorado man accused of fighting against police trying to keep people from entering the U.S. Capitol has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.

Thomas Patrick Hamner, 48, of Peyton was arrested Tuesday in Colorado Springs. He is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon, among other crimes.

Hamner is represented by a lawyer from the federal public defender’s office, which does not comment on cases.

Images from video outside the Capitol included in Hamner’s arrest affidavit show a man identified as him holding on to a toppled metal barricade along with others while an officer holds it from the other side. Hamner, who was wearing a Christmas sweater that said “Guns Don’t Kill People, Clintons Do”, is also accused of helping push a large Trump sign toward the police’s defensive line, the document said.

Investigators identified Hamner after finding a photo of him wearing the same sweater in a Telegram profile.

According to court records, federal prosecutors want Hamner to remain behind bars. A magistrate judge will hold a hearing Monday to consider whether to continue to keep him in custody.


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9 months ago

Yes we keep those “republicans terrorist” in jail, but we let murderers, rioters and those that burn down businesses(that primarily) democrats claim as justified protests out the same day. I doubt that someone living a simple life in Peyton is a flight risk or a continued risk to law and order. I submit it was a desire for honesty from government that caused people to go to the “Insurrection”- that caused them to go to Washington. We do need to punish ANY lawbreakers… but equally!!!! He should be free on bond until his Court date… at which time JUSTICE can determine if he is guilty and of what. Not punished before he is convicted!!!