Capitol rioter ‘shot and killed a 170-POUND mountain lion’ – could be put on house arrest

One of the Capitol rioters free on bond while awaiting trial for his alleged role in the insurrection could have his release rescinded after he posed with a 170-pound mountain lion recently after allegedly killing the big cat.

One stipulation of Patrick Montgomery’s release was a prohibition on possessing firearms, but he allegedly used one to kill the mountain lion in Douglas County, Colorado, on March 31.

Federal prosecutors filed a motion asking Montgomery to be put on house arrest with a GPS monitor, which could happen as soon as Monday.

He could also face new charges from Colorado state, as he was not allowed to possess a firearm due to a felony robbery conviction dating back 25 years, according to the Washington Post.

Patrick Montgomery allegedly shot and killed a 170-pound mountain lion before posing with it on March 31

Patrick Montgomery allegedly shot and killed a 170-pound mountain lion before posing with it on March 31

Patrick Montgomery allegedly shot and killed a 170-pound mountain lion before posing with it on March 31

Montgomery, 48, is free on bond awaiting trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riot

Montgomery, 48, is free on bond awaiting trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riot

Montgomery, 48, is free on bond awaiting trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riot

Montgomery, 48, is free on bond awaiting trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riot

Montgomery, 48, is free on bond awaiting trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riot

In their motion, prosecutors wrote, ‘Given that Montgomery has repeatedly and flagrantly violated both state and federal law while on pretrial release in this case — including by possessing and using a firearm — the Government respectfully requests that the Court revoke his release pending trial.’

The prosecutors claim that Montgomery shot and killed a 170-pound mountain lion before posing with it. 

His dogs allegedly chased the lion into a tree before Montgomery shot it twice with a .357 pistol.

After he allegedly killed the lion, Montgomery posed with by wrapping his arms around the dead cat.

Social media pictures show Montgomery outside of the Capitol on January 6

Social media pictures show Montgomery outside of the Capitol on January 6

Social media pictures show Montgomery outside of the Capitol on January 6

Montgomery has claimed that he was 'let in peacefully by the police' to the Capitol

Montgomery has claimed that he was 'let in peacefully by the police' to the Capitol

Montgomery has claimed that he was ‘let in peacefully by the police’ to the Capitol

He received the correct permits and reported his kill per local law, but his alleged possession of a firearm would violate the conditions of his pretrial release. 

Montgomery, 48, was part of the alleged Capitol storming on January 6, where he allegedly kicked a police officer.

He was arrested on January 17 in Colorado and charged with ten criminal counts, which included assaulting a police officer. He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him.

He was identified based on Facebook pictures that appear to show him inside of the Capitol.

Montgomery claims he ‘was let in peacefully by the police’ in a criminal complaint.

The FBI release pictures showing Montgomery at the Capitol riot in January

The FBI release pictures showing Montgomery at the Capitol riot in January

The FBI release pictures showing Montgomery at the Capitol riot in January

The FBI release pictures showing Montgomery at the Capitol riot in January

The FBI release pictures showing Montgomery at the Capitol riot in January

One person even told Montgomery he was being reported to the FBI after the riot

One person even told Montgomery he was being reported to the FBI after the riot

One person even told Montgomery he was being reported to the FBI after the riot

Prosecutors allege Montgomery wasn’t peaceful once inside, however, allegedly trying to grab a cop’s baton before wrestling him to the ground, kicking his chest, and sticking his middle fingers out at the officer.

According to the Denver Gazette, a status hearing on the Capitol indictment is set for July 28. 

Days after his arrest, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials began investigating him for allegedly harvesting a bobcat illegally on January 25.

Montgomery allegedly chased the bobcat for more than 11 miles with his dogs before hitting it out of a tree with a slingshot and letting his dogs attack it, all illegal acts under either local or Colorado law.

Montgomery was cited by a Colorado wildlife officer in the incident. 

The Littleton, Colorado also pleaded guilty to felony robbery in New Mexico back in 1996, which resulted in a six-year prison sentence.

As of May 6, around 440 people have been arrested for their role in the January 6 riot

As of May 6, around 440 people have been arrested for their role in the January 6 riot

As of May 6, around 440 people have been arrested for their role in the January 6 riot

The riot, which came about to protest the 2020 election, left five people dead in January

The riot, which came about to protest the 2020 election, left five people dead in January

The riot, which came about to protest the 2020 election, left five people dead in January

Montgomery claimed he was allowed to possess firearms for hunting because of his plea deal, but Colorado officials couldn’t find such an allowance in court records.  

Montgomery expressed confusion to a Colorado wildlife officer last month, saying he ‘did not understand why this was popping up now.’ But the state had only recently learned of the New Mexico conviction.

He could face charges from the state for illegal hunting practices, as well as possessing a firearm as a felon.

As of May 6, around 440 people have been arrested for their role in the January 6 riot, according to CBS News. The riot left five people dead.

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