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Nicholas Barrett arrested on charges of rioting, vandalism in courthouse damage

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 16:06:45-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers arrested 25-year-old Nicholas Barrett in connection the the damage of the Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse during Saturday's destructive protest.

Barrett faces charges of aggravated rioting and vandalism. Police say he used a skateboard to break out windows and later threw the skateboard at a marked police car on 2nd and Commerce Street, damaging the driver's side.

Barrett is the fifth person to be charged in connection to the damage made to the courthouse.