Federal grand jury indicts four Minnesota men on arson charges for Third Precinct fire
August 26, 2020
A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed up an indictment charging four Minnesota men with conspiring to set fire to the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct in the civil unrest that followed the May 25 police killing of George Floyd.
All but one had previously been charged by prosecutors before the new charges were announced on Tuesday in an indictment, which is a more formal mechanism required before the defendants can go to trial. The indictment alleges that they worked with additional unidentified co-conspirators to set fire to the police precinct in south Minneapolis.
The three-page indictment charged one count each of conspiracy to commit arson against Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22, of Brainerd; Davon De-Andre Turner, 24, of St. Paul; Bryce Michael Williams, 26, of Staples; and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, of St. Paul. According to charges, as a crowd of hundreds gathered outside the Third Precinct on May 28, the four men and others breached a fence and entered the building.