Police on Thursday arrested two men and issued warrants on three more in connection with vandalism to businesses during protests in uptown Charlotte this week.
Police arrested Ian Bowzer, 19, of Charlotte after reviewing video footage of a man kicking in the doors of the Hyatt Hotel in the 400 block of East Trade Street during Wednesday’s unrest. Bowzer, a.k.a. Logan Bathrick, was charged with injury to real property and is free on a $3,000 bail.
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During the same protest, several men broke into the Jimmy Johns at 230 South Tryon Street, police said. Daniel Baker, 49, of Charlotte was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering. He was jailed on a $1,500 bail. Additional warrants were issued for Jamil Gill, 23, on charges of felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony conspiracy and injury to real property, and for Dejuante B. Marina, 31, of Charlotte on charges of felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony conspiracy and damage to property.
Also during Wednesday’s protest, a large group of people broke into Buffalo Wild Wings at 400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., police said. Warrants have been issued for Marcellis McKenzie, 30, on charges of felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony conspiracy and injury to real property.
Anyone with additional information on these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.