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25-year-old arrested for allegedly setting fire to Nashville's historic courthouse

Added 05-31-20 10:57:02pm EST - “Police in Tennessee? arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a historic courthouse in Nashville during protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd on Saturday night.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “25-year-old arrested for allegedly setting fire to Nashville's historic courthouse”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police in Tennessee arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a historic courthouse in Nashville during protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd on Saturday night.

A tweet from the Nashville police department identified the suspect as Wesley Somers, and noted that Somers was charged with vandalism, disorderly conduct and felony arson for the fire Saturday evening that damaged the historic building.

BREAKING: Specialized Investigations Division detectives & SWAT officers moments ago arrested Wesley Somers, 25, on charges of felony arson, vandalism, & disorderly conduct for setting fire to Nashville's Historic Courthouse Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/tg0AFrU3OP

Somers was apparently one of three people seen in photos released by Nashville police causing damage to city buildings during Saturday's demonstrations; the city hall was also partially burned by fire and suffered other vandalism.

Nashville's Historic Courthouse was the site of arson, burglary and vandalism Sat night. Tear gas was deployed to disperse the crowd. Do you know any of these 3 persons? Please call Crime Stoppers anonymously and receive a cash reward. 615-742-7463 or https://t.co/a3MbUq0BEk pic.twitter.com/ORyYFmlGRr

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