Federal grand jury indicts 2 Fayetteville men for arson of historic Market House
A federal grand jury returned indictments today charging two Fayetteville men with the arson of the City of Fayetteville's Market House, a National Historic Landmark. Charles Anthony Pittman and Andrew Salvarani Garcia-Smith were each caught on camera in connection with the blaze.Posted — Updated
Prior to any protests, Pittman posted a video on social media discussing his plans to bring the Market House down.
Pittman and Garcia-Smith are each charged with the malicious burning of a building owned or possessed by an entity receiving Federal assistance. If convicted, both Pittman and Garcia-Smith face mandatory minimum sentences of 7 years in prison.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fayetteville Police Department are investigating the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chad Rhoades and J.D. Koesters are prosecuting the case.
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