2nd man charged in Target Headquarters arson
A second man has been charged in connection to the arson of Target Headquarters in August.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said 34-year-old Leroy Lemonte Perry Williams is charged with attempt to commit arson. He made his first court appearance Friday.
Minneapolis experienced rioting and looting on Aug. 26 after a homicide suspect died by suicide but false rumors around the man’s death spread.
At 11:06 p.m., Williams was caught on surveillance video lighting a cardboard box on fire and placing it inside Target Headquarters through a shattered glass door, a criminal complaint states. He was also seen making several additional attempts to start a fire in the vestibule of the building a few minutes later.
Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson was charged in September with one count of arson in connection to the incident.