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Third Utahn charged for allegedly participating in U.S. Capitol riot

Camera footage shows him inside the Capitol.

(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice) Authorities say this photo shows Brady Knowlton, of St. George, attending a protest outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Knowlton has been accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

A third Utah resident has been charged for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Brady Knowlton, of St. George, was charged Wednesday with knowingly entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and obstruction of justice.

Photos included in a charging document appear to show Knowlton inside the Capitol building and Senate chambers wearing a black ski hat and a tactical vest. Knowlton was identified in the photos by a tipster who claims to have known Knowlton for many years. The photos also appear to match his driver license.

The cellphone number registered to Knowlton used a cell site consistent with the phone being inside the capitol on Jan. 6, according to the charging documents.

Dressed in a blue suit and tie, Knowlton had his initial appearance in court via Zoom on Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutor Bryan Reeves did not ask for him to be detained as he awaits trial. Knowlton was released on conditions including surrendering his passport, not possessing firearms or ammunition and not leaving the state without permission from a pre-trial service officer. He has three days to give his firearms to someone else.

Knowlton is the third Utahn to be charged in relation to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. John Sullivan and Michael Lee Hardin also face federal charges for allegedly participating.

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