Cheyenne Man Arrested In Hate Group Conspiracy To Riot At Gay Pride Event In Idaho

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By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

A Cheyenne man has been identified as one of 31 alleged members of a white supremacist group arrested Saturday and accused of conspiring to riot at an Idaho gay pride event.

Dylan Carter Corio, 21, was charged with criminal conspiracy, accused of being a part of the far right group “Patriot Front” that was planning to riot at the event in Coeur d’Alene, according to arrest records from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s office.

Corio posted bail on Sunday morning, according to Kaye Thornbrugh from the Coeur d’Alene Press. The men arrested were scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

Mug shot of Dylan Carter Corio

“They came to riot downtown,” Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said at a press conference following the arrests. 

According to law enforcement officials, the men were inside a U-Haul truck which was detained after authorities received a tip that the group was heading to a park where the event was to be held.

A citizen called the police to report he saw dozens of men wearing masks and carrying shields get inside a U-Haul at a hotel.

A video shared on Twitter which has been viewed more than 10 million times shows police officers with their guns trained on the U-Haul truck as as one officer opens up the back door.

The men inside the truck, wearing masks, sunglasses and hats all have their hands up, surrendering.

The men were then taken out of the truck one-by-one, their hands were zip-tied and they were put on their knees.

Authorities said they found evidence that showed the group was planning to riot throughout the community, not just the park.

The Anti-Defamation League told the New York Times that Patriot Front often stages in “flash demonstrations” where the group disrupts events with smoke bombs in order to make social media content.

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