Man pleads guilty to arson, other charges stemming from Baltimore riots

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 06:03:37-04

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to arson, looting and assault of a business owner during last year's riots.

Trevon Green pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to crimes that took place during the riots following the death of Freddie Gray in the back of a Baltimore Police van.

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In the late afternoon of April 27, 2015, Green looted a liquor store in the 2200 block of W. North Avenue, and was captured on video leaving the store with a box of merchandise.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore, Green stopped to have a conversation with a woman outside the liquor store. Then he kicked the owner of the store, who was crouching near his car after having already been punched, in the face. The business owner crumpled to the street, suffering an injury. 

Green then went to the market located in the 1500 block of N. Monroe Street in Baltimore.  

He was recorded on a cellphone video with two other men near the broken front window of the market, and can be heard telling the other men to light the store on fire.

After one of the other men lit the contents of a garbage can on fire, then threw it through the store window, Green can be heard saying they were setting the store on fire for Gray.

The damage to the store from the fire and looting was more than $334,000.  As part of his plea agreement, Green has agreed to pay restitution in the full amount of the victims' losses.

Green will be sentenced on Aug. 22.

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