Tina Peters, the Mesa County (Colorado) clerk who reportedly opened up voting machines to Trump supporting activists and caused the release of system passwords, was arrested at a criminal court hearing in Mesa, Colorado Public Radio reports.
Peters was seen by Paralegal Haley Gonzalez and Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Mosher apparently video recording court proceedings in a case about a former county employee who illegally accessed computer systems using Peters’ log in credentials.
Judge Matthew Barrett warned that gallery that he would “take appropriate legal action” if anyone was caught recording court sessions, which is illegal, a fact posted on signs throughout the courthouse. Barrett said he was satisfied with Peters response that she was not recording anything with her iPad.
Officers confiscated Peters’ iPad when they arrested her. A recording of her arrest appears to show Peters’ attempted some type of back heel kick toward an officer as officers work to subdue her at her arrest Tuesday at a bagel shop. She is charged with felony attempt to influence a public servant.
Peters is already under investigation by at least one grand jury probing her part in election tampering and other crimes related to the release of voter information. Peters was a featured speaker at a promotional event held by cut foam executive and Trump crony Mike Lindell, where she claimed to have evidence of election fraud but failed to provide any.
UPDATE: Republican Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters appeared to attempt to kick a law enforcement officer while struggling with police during her arrest. This is video from a witness. pic.twitter.com/TILJ1198BV
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) February 8, 2022
Special thanks to Dawn1257 for the tip.