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Cleveland man accused of setting Cuyahoga County van on fire during May 30 riot

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 14:53:34-04

CLEVELAND — A 22-year-old Cleveland man is facing a felony charge for his alleged role in the destruction of government property during the May 30 riot in Downtown Cleveland.

Martino Andrews, 22, is charged with aggravated arson, a first-degree felony.

Court records state Andrews was captured on video participating in the destruction of a Dodge Caravan, owned by Cuyahoga County, during the May 30 riot.

Records allege Andrew hit the county van, which was parked on Ontario south of Lakeside, multiple times with a baseball bat before setting the van on fire with a cloth rag.

Since the riot, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland Division, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cleveland Police Department have launched an investigation into criminal activity from that event, hoping the public can help identify anyone allegedly involved in the damaging of property in Downtown Cleveland.

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.

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

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