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10 people indicted for their alleged roles in riot following May 30 protest in Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland businesses suffered damage and looting after May 30 riots.
Posted at 11:51 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 11:51:00-04

CLEVELAND — Following an investigation into a riot that followed the May 30 George Floyd protest in Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that 10 people have been indicted on charges for crimes that occurred in Downtown Cleveland.

According to prosecutor's office, the following people have been charged:

  • Teirrah Billups, 23, is charged with aggravated burglary, vandalism, theft, breaking and entering and aggravated riot. Billups was allegedly involved in four incidents at various locations across Downtown. She’s accused of using a baseball bat to damage property and stealing various items.
  • Andre Decosta, 18, is charged with vandalism, disrupting public services and aggravated riot. Decosta allegedly damaged a Cleveland Police Department vehicle and cameras at the Justice Center.
  • Brian Copley, 38, is charged with breaking and entering, theft and aggravated riot. Copley allegedly broke into Karl’s Inn of the Barristers and stole various items.
  • Kasin Lane, 21, is charged with vandalism, breaking and entering and aggravated riot. Lane allegedly broke a window at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse Square Office Building with a bicycle.
  • Justin Tulloch, 22, is charged with vandalism and aggravated riot. He allegedly damaged a Cleveland Police Department vehicle outside of the Justice Center.
  • Chandler Knesebeck, 18, is charged with breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools. He allegedly broke into the Boost Mobile Store at Public Square.
  • Thomas Dimaria, 27, is charged with theft, obstructing official business and aggravated riot. He allegedly stole items from a Cleveland Police Department vehicle parked outside the Justice Center.
  • Aharon Schur, 33, is charged with vandalism, criminal damaging or endangering and aggravated riot. Schur allegedly damaged a Justice Center security terminal with a claw hammer.
  • Tanis Quach, 31, is charged with vandalism and aggravated riot. Quach allegedly threw a large piece of concrete through a window at the Justice Center.
  • Jessica Allen, 21, is charged with breaking and entering, vandalism, theft and aggravated riot. She allegedly broke into Winking Lizard on Huron Road, damaged store equipment and then stole various items.

RELATED: Downtown Cleveland businesses say they lost $6.3 million due to May 30 riots

“These individuals are just a handful of those who damaged or destroyed public buildings and police vehicles, and looted or destroyed dozens of private businesses,” said Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “We will hold these individuals accountable as well as any others who are later identified. We are thankful for the dedicated work all of our law enforcement partners put into these cases.”

Their court dates are pending.

The investigation was a collaboration between the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the Cleveland Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity that occurred on May 30 in Downtown Cleveland can report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County by calling 216-25-Crime.

You can view photos of additional individuals authorities are seeking more information on by clicking, here.

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