Klete Keller Turns Himself in to Authorities for Capitol Riot Charges

by Annika Johnson 47

January 15th, 2021 News

On Thursday, two-time Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller turned himself into federal authorities after he was charged by the U.S. District Court in Denver for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot on Wednesday. 

The 3 charges he faces, and maximum punishments, are:

During a brief court hearing yesterday, Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty informed Keller of the maximum punishments listed above. The judge capped the “obstructing law enforcement” felony charge at a maximum prison sentence of 5 years and he included that Keller could face fines of up to $250,000 for each charge.

Keller was released without bail under the condition that he does not return to Washington D.C. before the presidential inauguration on January 21. Keller agreed to appear at future hearings and to not possess firearms.

According to USA Today, Magistrate Judge Hegarty ordered that Keller may leave Colorado to visit his children in North Carolina, but he will have to ask for permission to visit them after this scheduled trip. He also surrendered his passport. 

The Denver court stated that the grand jury will have the ability to add additional charges upon further investigation. This was in reference to Capitol riot cases in which further investigation prompted defendants to be charged with more than they were originally arrested for. 

Video footage from Townhall reporter Julio Rosas that showed 6-foot-6 Keller in the Capitol Rotunda wearing his Team USA jacket during the riot led to SwimSwam first identifying him. In that footage, Keller appears to be nonviolent.

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Bruh
3 months ago

We don’t care‼️

Eagleswim
Reply to  Bruh
3 months ago

There was a story about him on the front of the Washington post app today, so I’m not sure you’re right about that. Post story has quotes from gary hall jr, Tom malchow, urbancek, salo, and others, I recommend checking it out

Bruh
Reply to  Eagleswim
3 months ago

Ight

Last edited 3 months ago by Bruh
Xman
Reply to  Helpful Link
3 months ago

Any link without subscribing?

Walter
Reply to  Xman
3 months ago

Clear your cache, should work for an article or two.

Eye Rolls for Days
Reply to  Eagleswim
3 months ago

Of course Salo defends him.

alsoAswimmer
3 months ago

Being part of a mob that has broken into a federal building to stop lawmakers from carrying out their responsibilities, and resisting police officers, is not exactly “nonviolent.” Did you see the same video?

DistanceSwimmer
Reply to  alsoAswimmer
3 months ago

The violent actions of the mob do not define his actions if he acted in a way different from the crazy violent trumpies

Walter
Reply to  DistanceSwimmer
3 months ago

When he was inside and saw what was going on did he ask himself “should I stay or should I go?” Apparently he stayed.

Jay
Reply to  Walter
3 months ago

Agree. His mind was like “Yeah I’M AMERICAN AND I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO ANYTHING.”

PowerPlay
3 months ago

What’s the over/under for time in prison?

Snarky
Reply to  PowerPlay
3 months ago

Five years all but 60 days suspended

DrSwimPhil
Reply to  PowerPlay
3 months ago

For Keller? As it stands with what SwimSwam has reported…I’ll put the o/u at 0.1 years in jail. He’ll get fined and maybe have to do some community service or something, but unless more video comes out after this posting, he’s far from “the worst” of what happened in there.