U.S. marshals capture protester accused of standing on burning police car, defaced CNN sign

AJC reports that a man was captured Thursday after authorities said he stood on a burning police car and a defaced sign outside the CNN Center during Atlanta’s first night of demonstrations.

Dramerius Jeffries faces several charges in connection with the May 29 protests near Centennial Olympic Park, including arson, inciting a riot, criminal damage to property, reckless conduct, and obstruction of law enforcement by using threats or violence, Fulton County Jail records show.

He was taken into custody at an Atlanta apartment complex by the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities said in a news release. 

An agency spokesman said officials began searching for Jeffries earlier this month at the request of Atlanta police. They were reportedly given several photographs that showed Jeffries standing atop a burning police car with a stolen riot shield and standing on the CNN sign.

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