Protester sentenced to 28 months for attempt to set police car on fire

A man who tried to set a police vehicle on fire last year during a protest against racial injustice in Trenton has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2021, 9:35 PM

Updated 1,022 days ago

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Protester sentenced to 28 months for attempt to set police car on fire
A man who tried to set a police vehicle on fire last year during a protest against racial injustice in Trenton has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say Killian Melecio had pleaded guilty to attempting to obstruct, impede, or interfere with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder.
The 20-year-old Columbus man received a 28-month sentence Monday.
Melecio was among a group of men who tried to set the police vehicle on fire during a May 31, 2020 protest following the death of George Floyd.
Prosecutors have said he tried to stuff another man's shirt in the gas tank of the vehicle and ignite it.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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