Maine Native Guilty After Capitol Riot, Another Arrested

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine native has pleaded guilty to a second charge related to his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Also Monday, the FBI arrested a Maine resident for charges stemming from the riot.

The Maine native who pleaded guilty was former Minot resident Mitch Simon, who told a judge on April 29 that he used a metal bicycle rack outside the Capitol to push police officers who were trying to control the crowd. He admitted guilt to a charge of disorderly and disruptive conduct at the Capitol, the Sun Journal reported.

Simon pleaded guilty earlier this year to a misdemeanor charge for demonstrating inside the Capitol as part of a plea deal. However, prosecutors withdrew their agreement due to new evidence that Simon played a larger role in the insurrection. Simon took a new deal on Friday.

Simon's now a tree contractor in Georgia. He's scheduled for sentencing Aug. 12 and faces eight to 14 months in prison.

The FBI said Monday that it arrested Joshua Colgan of Jefferson, Maine, pursuant to a warrant. Colgan was charged with disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and other crimes. It was unclear if he had retained an attorney.