12 arrested after downtown Raleigh protests that left behind damage, police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Police said they arrested 12 people as protests Saturday night started off peacefully, but left destruction and vandalism in their wake in downtown Raleigh.

The protest over the Breonna Taylor case began around 7:30 p.m. in Nash Square and grew to include dozens of people.

The crowd marched through downtown, but by 9:30 p.m., some people broke glass, set fires and defaced property, police said.

Later, eight women and four men were arrested. No one was charged in the vandalism or destruction that took place.

Here are those who were arrested and the charges they face, according to Raleigh police:

  • Masen Alan Smith, 22, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Jonas Dontae Chisolm, 26, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Kristen Ariel Russell, 25, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Jaylon Glenn, 18, of Durham — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Kelvin Leon Manning Jr., 23, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct; Assault on LEO
  • Autumn Jamie Ficker, 23, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Kaanchee Veronica Gandhi, 24, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Laura Barbara Phelan, 21, of Cary — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Resist, Delay, Obstruct
  • Amina Bility, 25, of Durham — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly
  • Leah Adora Morris, 18, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly
  • Jennifer Marie Varani, 38, of Raleigh — Public Disturbance/Unlawful Assembly; Unsafe Movement Starting/Stopping
  • Josefina Tawni Gordon, 21 — Resist Delay Obstruct; Failure to Disperse

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