December 8, 2023

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El Paso County men arrested for alleged involvement in Jan. 6 riot

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Two men from El Paso County were arrested on felony charges related to the Jan. 6 riots after federal authorities say they obstructed Congress’ proceeding to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Eric Zeis, 37, of Monument, and Justin Schulze, 31, of Colorado Springs, were arrested Monday and face several felony and misdemeanor charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Zeis and Schulze drove together from Colorado to Washington to attend former president Donald Trump’s speech and “Stop the Steal” rally Jan. 6, according to a federal complaint. After the rally, both made their way to the east side of the Capitol building and joined a mob who banged on glass windows, pushed against police officers and breached the building.

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