Man sentenced to 6 years for riot arson

Posted at 9:22 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 06:29:05-04

A Baltimore man was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the arson of a food market in the violence that followed the death of Freddie Gray. 

A Baltimore U.S. District Court Judge sentenced Trevon Green, 23, to seventy months in federal prison, followed by three months of supervised release for the arson of a food market in connection to the April 2015 riots following the death of Freddie Gray. Green also admitted that he looted a liquor store and assaulted the store’s owner.

That assault was captured on video and shows Green leaving a liquor store in the 2200 block of  W. North Avenue with looted merchandise. Green is seen viciously kicking the store owner in the face as he crouched behind a car watching the looting of his store.

"Trevon Green was not a protester, he was a criminal who enjoyed committing gratuitous violence," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. "He looted a liquor store and kicked the defenseless store owner in the head, then he set fire to a food market. We caught him because police and prosecutors spent time reviewing recordings from cameras throughout the city."

Green was also captured on video telling two men to set fire to a market in the 1500 block of North Monroe Street. The video captures the flames of the burning building as Green states he and the others were setting the fire for Freddie Gray.

As part of his plea agreement Green agreed to a restitution order of over $330,000 to compensate the owner for losses.   

The investigation into arsons that occurred on April 27, 2015, is continuing.  Anyone with information is urged to call the ATF hotline, 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473). ATF continues to offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individual responsible for these incidents.

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