3 alleged 'boogaloo' members charged in Las Vegas protests - 2020-06-03
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that three Las Vegas men were arrested Saturday and charged in federal court with "conspiracy to cause destruction" during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The men were arrested after they planned to attend Saturday night's protest on the Strip armed with Molotov cocktails to target police, according to a federal criminal complaint.
A confidential informant told officials the men "wanted to use the momentum of the George Floyd death in policy custody in the City of Minneapolis to hopefully stir enough confusion and excitement" to cause riots, the complaint said.
Stephen "Kiwi" Parshall, 35, Andrew Lynam, 23, and William Loomis, 40, were charged in federal court with one count of conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosive, and one count of possession of unregistered firearms, "that is, a destructive device," according to a press release from the U.S. attorney's office.