Judge Sets Bail at $1 Million Each for Accused Lancaster Rioters
After Ricardo Munoz was shot by a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, police officer after he ran toward the officer with a knife on Sunday, protestors and rioters came out in response.
13 people, 12 adults and one 16-year-old, were arrested for staging the riots at approximately 3 a.m. Monday, according to the New York Post.
The New York Post continues:
The mob marched from the scene of the shooting on Laurel Street to the police station, chucking glass bottles, rocks, bricks, gallon jugs filled with liquid and plastic road barricades at cops, police said.
A county vehicle parked in front of the station was also damaged.
Twelve adults — Jamal Shariff Newman, 24, Barry Jones, 30, Frank Gaston, 43, Yoshua Dwayne Montague, 23, Matthew Modderman, 31, Talia Gessner, 18, Kathryn Patterson, 20, Taylor Enterline, 20, T-Jay Fry, 28, Dylan Davis, 28, Lee Alexander Wise, 29, and Jessica Marie Lopez, 32 — face a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges, including arson, riot, institutional vandalism and criminal conspiracy.
A 16-year-old boy was also busted on riot, disorderly conduct, possession of instruments of crime, possession of a small amount of marijuana, propulsion of missiles onto a roadway and institutional vandalism charges.
Montague, of York, Pa., faces an additional charge of illegal possession of a firearm.
Magisterial District Judge Bruce A. Roth set bail for nine of the defendants — Newman, Jones, Montague, Modderman, Gessner, Patterson, Enterline, Fry and Davis — at $1 million apiece, with court records showing all were unable to post.
They’re being held at the Lancaster County Prison.
Bail information was not available for Lopez and bail was set at $100,000 for Wise, who was also unable to post.
Police said Gaston was on probation and a detainer would be lodged against him.
Clearly, this judge gets it. This is how rioting gets stopped.
Hopefully anyone in Lancaster who wants to riot will realize that it will not be tolerated there.