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  • Convicted

Josiah ColtLast Updated: September 14, 2023


Meridian, Idaho

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Boise, Idaho
  • Sentenced on May 10, 2023

Executive Summary

Colt posted a video to Facebook in which he called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a traitor and claimed to be the first person who breached the Capitol to sit in her chair. In fact, Colt had occupied the chair in the Senate reserved for the Senate President.

In preparation for his travel, Colt purchased a holster for a Glock .43 pistol he owned, a gas mask, and a helmet. On Jan. 6, Colt left his firearm at his hotel, but donned the protective gear described above and wore it into the Capitol. 

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Obstruction;
  • Aiding and Abetting;
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building;
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building;
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building.

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Boise, Idaho | January 12, 2021
  • Arraigned

    March 9, 2021 "Arraigned 3/9 and pleaded not guilty to counts 1-4."
  • Initial Appearance

    January 19, 2021 "Initial appearance held 1/19/21."
  • Charged

    February 3, 2021 "Indicted 2/3."
  • Status Conference

    October 18, 2021 "Status conference set for 10/18 at 2 pm"
  • Plea Agreement

    July 14, 2021 "Plea agreement hearing held on 7/14/21 where Colt pleaded guilty to count 1 of the indictment."
  • Sentenced

    May 10, 2023 "Sentenced to 15 months’ incarceration 36 months’ probation $1000 restitution"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 15 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 36 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $1000

Press Coverage

  • Idaho Man Sentenced on Felony Charge for Breaching Capitol on Jan. 6 and Obstructing Congressional Proceeding

    Published on May 10, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges For Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on September 30, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Breaching Capitol on Jan. 6 to Obstruct Congressional Proceeding

    Published on July 15, 2021 Read at US DOJ
  • Seven Charged in Federal Court Following Events At the United Capitol

    Published on January 13, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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Affiliated People (2)

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    • Convicted

    Nathaniel DeGrave

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Sentenced on May 10, 2023
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    • Convicted

    Ronald Sandlin

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Sentenced on December 9, 2022