Man Sentenced To 4 Years And $12 Million Fine For Setting Police Precinct On Fire
Along with the arson at the Minneapolis police precinct, another man is facing charges for firing an AK-47 style weapon into the building
A 23-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to four years in prison. He’s also been ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for his role in setting a police precinct ablaze during last year’s George Floyd riots.
Last May, Dylan Shakespeare Robinson trampled over a fence at the precinct. Then he lit a Molotov cocktail that was thrown by someone else into Minneapolis’s third precinct. He was just one of the people who rioted and committed arson during last year’s Black Lives Matter riots.
In December, the rioter pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson.
Co-Conspirators Have Pleaded Guilty
Three other rioters have also pleaded guilty to the same charge, so Robinson will not be the only one facing repercussions for this violent act.
A federal judge has sentenced 23-year-old Dylan Shakespeare Robinson of Brainerd to 4 years in prison for his role starting fire at Mpls Police 3rd Precinct last year. Plus $12 million restitution. Robinson pled guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. pic.twitter.com/uYEpD3ZIPy
— John Croman (@JohnCroman) April 28, 2021
Federal agents studied social media and surveillance videos to identify people who had a role in the arson at the police precinct.
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For part of his sentence, Robinson will serve two years of supervised release.
In order to collect the $12 million in restitution, prosecutors can use wage, bank account, and retirement plan garnishments. It is unclear how much the 23-year-old Robinson has in assets.
Video of the precinct ablaze is in the tweet below.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 29, 2020
“The danger posed by the defendant in this case was very real,” Special FBI agent Michael Paul said in a statement. “Today’s sentencing sends a clear message — regardless of motivation, when someone is intent on conducting a violent act that breaks federal law, the FBI and our law enforcement partners will move assertively to hold them accountable.
Bryce Michael Williams, 27, Davon De-Andre Turner, 25, and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23 are Robinson’s co-conspirators. The left wing radicals have all admitted guilt and are awaiting sentencing.
Another Admits To Shooting Into Police Precinct
In addition to them, Ivan Harrison Hunter is accused of shooting 13 rounds from an AK-47 style weapon into the precinct while people were inside. The 26-year-old Texan, who is a member of the extremist group Bugaloo Bois, posted about it on Facebook.
His online admission helped authorities identify him.
The affidavit states Harrison bragged on his Facebook page, “I helped the community burn down that police station” and “I didn’t’ [sic] protest peacefully.”
US Attorney Erica MacDonald announces criminal charge of rioting against Ivan Harrison Hunter, a 26-year-old self-described member of extremist group Boogaloo Bois. Complaint alleges he traveled here from Texas, fired semi-automatic rifle into 3rd Police Precinct pic.twitter.com/KbXY0uvPIB
— John Croman (@JohnCroman) October 23, 2020
Hunter admitted to police he is the leader of the Boogaloo Bois in South Texas.