Cody Resident Faces Federal Charges for Actions on Jan. 6

Cody Resident Faces Federal Charges for Actions on Jan. 6

Written by on January 17, 2022

A Cody resident and business owner is amongst those facing several federal charges for his actions during the assault at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

As the investigation into what happened at the U.S. Capitol last January continues, more people are being identified thru video captured on phones and surveillance cameras. Now, one of those identifications has led to a local resident.

The Cowboy State Daily reports that Cody business owner Andrew James Galloway was charged in federal court on Jan. 4. His charges include entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

Andrew Galloway in US Capitol

Courtesy Cowboy State Daily

Galloway was captured on surveillance footage from inside the Capitol building, easily recognizable for the Trump winter toboggan hat he’s wearing.

He entered and left thru the same window, which the mob had broken open. A TikTok video taken during the event features Galloway wearing the toboggan hat. In the video, he says, “Yeah, that was us today. No, it wasn’t Antifa.”

The video was deleted from TikTok but later uploaded to Youtube. Thanks to a tip submitted to the F.B.I, this video led to his identification.

During an interrogation at his home, Galloway acknowledged he was at the Capitol during the assault. However, he denied entering the building.

Galloway is listed as the primary agent of Powderkeg Patriots Apparel L.L.C., established on Nov. 18, 2020. While the company seems to operate out of Nashville, Tennessee (according to Instagram), the registered address – the same as Galloway’s address – is listed as a private residence along the South Fork.

As of Jan. 12, the Powderkeg Patriots online shop is temporarily closed due to “unforeseen circumstances. The company’s website is still live but not selling products.

Most of the individuals who have gone to trial for actions related to Jan. 6 have pled guilty to lesser crimes for reduced sentences, many without jail time. However, Galloway faces a lengthy sentence and substantial fines if convicted on all charges.

One charge of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds can result in up to a year in prison. Galloway faces three similar charges.

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