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DEPUTIES ARREST FOURTH DEMONSTRATOR

Protester Linked to Vandalism Facing Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Post Date:08/16/2017 1:47 PM
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Contact: Tamara Gibbs
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Office: (919) 560-0826
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pio@durhamsheriff.org

DEPUTIES ARREST FOURTH DEMONSTRATOR
Protesters Linked to Vandalism Facing Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Durham, N.C. –
The Durham County Sheriff's Office has arrested a fourth suspect in the removal and vandalism of a Confederate statue. Deputies arrested Peter Gull Gilbert  (DOB 4/3/1978) of 601 Swan Street in Durham. The following individuals were also charged in connection with a protest on Monday, August 15.

Dante Emmanuel Strobino (DOB 12/22/1981)
Ngoc Loan Tran (DOB 8/7/1993)
Takiyah Fatima Thompson (DOB 9/13/1994)

The Durham County Sheriff's Office consulted with the Durham County District Attorney's Office. All four suspects are facing the following charges:
 
  • 14-132  Disorderly conduct by injury to a statue (Class II Misdemeanor)
  • 14-127 Damage to real property (statue as a fixture (Class I Misdemeanor)
  • 14-288.2(c) Participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class H Felony)
  • 14-288.2(e) inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class F Felony)
The Sheriff's Office continues to search for individuals who participated in the removal and vandalism of a historical statue.  Additional arrests are expected.

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