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Cody business owner charged with four counts related to January 6th Capitol riot

Stills provided by a criminal complaint headed by the FBI allegedly show Andrew Galloway participating in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. (Photos courtesy U.S. District Court, Washington D.C.)

CASPER, Wyo. — According to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Jan. 4, 2022, Andrew James Galloway has been charged with four offenses stemming from an FBI investigation related to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot insurrection. 

According to court documents, Galloway was detained in Nashville, Tennessee on Jan. 11, 2022 before being released on a personal recognizance bond which is a personal guarantee he will be present at his court hearing set for Feb. 22, 2022 in Washington D.C. 

Galloway is listed as owner/agent of Powderkeg Patriots Apparel LLC. based in Cody, Wyoming. 

According to the criminal complaint, the FBI interviewed Galloway in his home in Cody prior to filing the criminal complaint on Jan. 4, 2022. 

“After identifying Galloway in Capitol surveillance footage, the FBI interviewed Galloway in his home outside of Cody, Wyoming. Galloway positively identified himself in the TikTok video provided by the tipster and did not dispute his presence in the vicinity of the Capitol. However, Galloway stated that he did not enter the Capitol building but only approached from the outside. Based on the FBI agent’s observations of Galloway during the in-person interview, the interviewing agent determined that Galloway is the individual in the images above. In addition, [the] affiant has compared Galloway’s official Wyoming driver’s license photograph with the images above and determined that the images appear to match,” the complaint stated. 

According to the FBI, they received an online tip following the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 concerning Andrew James Galloway’s participation in the Capitol riot. The tip attached a TikTok video in which Galloway states, “Yeah, that was us today; no, that wasn’t Antifa.” A still from the TikTok video showing Galloway was included in the criminal complaint.  

“After receiving this tip, the FBI identified Galloway in U.S. Capitol surveillance footage. The Capitol surveillance footage shows that, at 2:24 p.m., Galloway entered the Capitol building through a breached window at an entrance known as the Senate Wing Door. Galloway then walked through the Crypt. At approximately 2:34 p.m., he returned to the Senate Wing Door to exit the Capitol through another breached window. In the surveillance footage as well as in the stills above, Galloway is wearing a distinctive winter toboggan-style hat with “TRUMP” written in white letters and a white, round emblem on the front of the hat. Galloway is also wearing a navy blue and maroon scarf with white lettering while inside the Capitol,” according to the complaint which provided several stills that are allegedly of Galloway. 

The four alleged offenses are listed as entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. 

The maximum punishment for each complaint if convicted is six months in jail, a fine, or both. 

Additionally, the FBI allegedly identified Galloway’s cellular telephone number, a number ending in 9698, based on records obtained from Verizon Wireless. The Verizon cellular telephone number, ending 9698, was cross-referenced against cellular tower records that were obtained through a search warrant served on Verizon on Jan. 6, 2021. In and around the time of the incident, a phone associated with Verizon telephone number ending 9698 was identified as having utilized a cell site consistent with providing service to a geographic area that included the interior of the U.S. Capitol building, the complaint stated.

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