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Several demonstrators charged with felonies after weekend riots

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 12:49:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- At least eight people faced a judge Monday morning with charges in connection to demonstrations and riots over the weekend.

Five of those people had felony charges.

Justin Thompson was facing felony charges of rioting with a dangerous weapon and assaulting a law enforcement officer, after prosecutors said he hit an officer on the head with a stick early Sunday morning. He was given no bond.

Stephen Loughman also faced charges including a felony rioting with a dangerous weapon charge.

In court Monday morning, he was given a $5,000 bond after the defense argued he was on his way to work, two hours after the unlawful assembly was declared.

Sunday night, CBS 6 crews witnessed several people being put in handcuffs after police in riot gear surrounded Monroe Park. Demonstrators could also be seen marching up and down Broad Street and parts of Belvidere.

A man by the name of Dexter Superville was in court Monday, with charges in connection to Sunday night's unrest.

Those charges included felony rioting with a dangerous weapon, felony damage to a patrol car, as well as possession of a Schedule I/II substance with intent to distribute. He was given no bond.

Jack Glass was also given no bond in court Monday. He faced a judge for felony rioting with a dangerous weapon and damage to two 5 gallon containers of graffiti remover.

Travis Pulley also faced a felony rioting with a dangerous weapon charge.

Others faced misdemeanor charges.