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RCSD identifies, arrests man in Hawaiian shirt accused of violence during Saturday’s protest

Updated: Jun. 4, 2020 at 7:03 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested another agitator from this past weekend’s violent events in downtown Columbia.

Deputies say Joshua Barnard is part of the extremist group Boogaloo.
Deputies say Joshua Barnard is part of the extremist group Boogaloo.
Deputies say Joshua Barnard is part of the extremist group Boogaloo.
Deputies say Joshua Barnard is part of the extremist group Boogaloo.(RCSD)

Officials said Joshua Barnard, 24, has been charged with breaking into a motor vehicle, looting, larceny, aggravated breach of peace, and instigating a riot during the protest on May 30.

RCSD also charged Barnard with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I narcotic.

Investigators were looking to identify Barnard following Saturday’s events. Officials said Barnard was wearing a blue floral shirt during Saturday’s incident.

They say he is part of the extremist group Boogaloo. Sheriff Leon Lott says the group wants to start a second civil war.

Investigators said more arrests will take place as they continue to identify other agitators.

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