Accused Insurrectionist Banned From Having Guns Faces Possible Charges After Shooting Mountain Lion

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According to The Washington Post, accused insurrectionist Patrick Montgomery faces possible charges after prosecutors say he violated the terms of his pretrial release by shooting a mountain lion and Colorado officials say he broke state laws.

After his arrest for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol building and kicking a police officer on Jan. 6, Patrick Montgomery was released from custody and allowed to return to Colorado — with a few stipulations, including that he not possess any firearms.

So federal prosecutors said they were disturbed to learn that Montgomery recently shot and killed a 170-pound mountain lion and then proudly posed for photos with the corpse. Colorado officials say he also broke state laws because he was banned from owning firearms due to an old felony robbery conviction.

Now, federal prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke his release and asked a judge to place the 48-year-old on house arrest with a GPS monitor. He could also face new state charges.

The Post reported that Montgomery “has a court appearance on Monday to finalize more strict bond conditions and house arrest, but a date has not yet been set for his federal trial, according to court records.”

Additionally, he “could also face state charges of illegal hunting practices and possessing a firearm as a felon.”

Read the full report.

Image credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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