MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A Savage man who pleaded guilty to causing fire damage to a Dakota County courthouse in the days after George Floyd’s death in police custody has been sentenced to 78 months in prison.
Fornandous Henderson, 33, and an accomplice were charged with arson and possession of Molotov cocktails.READ MORE: 1 Dead In Fatal Polk County Car Crash
Prosecutors say Henderson and Garrett Ziegler went to the Dakota County Western Service Center, which houses state and local agencies and the courts, on May 29 in Apple Valley.
According to a criminal complaint, Henderson and the co-defendant used baseball bats to break windows at the center, threw Molotov cocktails inside and ignited fires that damaged the building.READ MORE: DNR Asks Boaters To Stay Safe After Deadliest Season In 16 Years
The incident caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
The fire damage came as unrest from Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis spread into the Twin Cities suburbs.
He admitted in his plea that he chose the building because he was angry with law enforcement and he had previously made court appearances there.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: October Payments Hitting Parents' Bank Accounts
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