DOJ charges 4 men for trying to topple Andrew Jackson statue in Washington, D.C.

DOJ charges 4 men for trying to topple Andrew Jackson statue in Washington, D.C.
Vandals try to topple statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square on 22 June 2020. WaPo video, YouTube

[Ed. – A step in the right direction.]

Four men were charged after they tried to tear down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson near the White House on Monday.

The Department of Justice announced Saturday that the men were charged with destruction of federal property, a felony with a maximum sentence of 10 years.

“Lee Michael Cantrell, 47, of Virginia; Connor Matthew Judd, 20, of Washington, D.C.; Ryan Lane, 37, of Maryland; and Graham Lloyd, 37, of Maine, were charged by criminal complaint yesterday with destruction of federal property,” Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin said in a statement. …

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One defendant was already arrested and the three others “have not yet been apprehended.”

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