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Feds arrest 2nd suspect in connection with fires set in Nashville during May 30 riot

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Donald Q. Cochran,United States Attorney
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MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The FBI said Tuesday they have arrested a scond person in connection with fires set at the Metro Nashville Courthouse during the May 30 riot downtown.

Federal prosecutors said Davidson County resident Shelby Ligon was charged Tuesday with “malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives.”

The FBI said they were able to identify the 22-year-old Ligon in video of the riot posted to social media. The agency said Ligon can be seen lighting her protest poster on fire and then pushing it through a courthouse window.

If convicted, federal officials said Ligon would spend between five and 20 years in prison.

Federal authorities arrested 25-year-old Hendersonville resident Wesley Somers on similar charges days after the riot in early June.

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