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Jesse Lee Clark arrested on charges of arson, vandalism in courthouse damage

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 18:09:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officials arrested 26-year-old Jesse Lee Clark in connection with the vandalism and arson of the Historic Metro Courthouse on Saturday.

Clark was charged with aggravated arson, felony vandalism and disorderly conduct.

Police say he broke out the windows of first-floor offices and helped Wesley Somers, who was the first arrested in the case, light materials on fire.

Clark is the fourth person to be arrested in connection to the destructive riots that followed a peaceful protest over the weekend.