A man from Erie facing charges in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol in January was granted release Tuesday by a magistrate judge in Washington federal court while his case is pending.
Logan Grover, 43, faces four criminal charges, including knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather set a status hearing for July 19 in Grover's case. Defense attorney Megan Downing of Recht Kornfeld represents Grover.
Under the conditions of pretrial release, Grover has to stay away from the District of Columbia except for visits related to his case such as court dates and meetings with his attorney.
He has to notify pretrial services about travel within the U.S. outside Colorado, get approval for international travel and appear at all future court dates.
Grover also can't possess firearms or other weapons and "destructive devices."
Prosecutor Jacob Steiner said in Tuesday's hearing that the release terms are a standard set of baseline bail conditions set for people charged in connection with the Capitol riot.
According to the complaint unsealed last week, the FBI received anonymous tips in late January about a Facebook post Grover made saying, “If you accept the reality that the election was stolen, than [sic] you cannot accept Biden as the new president ... neither can I… which is why I flew to DC yesterday.”
Grover says in the post he has “no interest in violence” but “Sadly, I recognize that violence is highly likely. I’m not certain what’s going to happen tomorrow. I am certain I need to be here.”
The complaint says several videos and at least one photo captured Grover in and around the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.
FBI agents contacted him at his home in Erie in mid-February, according to the complaint, and were able to identify him as the person in the images they had obtained.
Grover declined to speak with the agents that day, the complaint says.
The Denver Post previously reported Grover served in the Army Reserve from 2001 to 2011, deploying to Iraq and attaining the rank of captain.
He is among at least eight Coloradans charged so far in connection with the Capitol riot.