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Three more charged with overturning Salt Lake police car during riot

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People overturn a police car as they protest police brutality in Salt Lake City on, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protesters joined others across the nation after George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota, died when a video showed an officer kneeling on his neck while he implored, “I can’t breathe.”

Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Three more people were charged Monday with flipping over a Salt Lake City police patrol car during a recent downtown riot.

Ian Eric Nightingale, 18, of South Jordan, Rhys Clementine Wisner, 21, of Midvale, and Julie Mariam Yasima, 27, of Murray, are each charged in 3rd District Court with criminal mischief, a first-degree felony, and rioting, a third-degree felony.

They join Connor Matthew Peebles, 21, who was charged earlier with the same crimes, as co-defendants.

On May 30, a Salt Lake officer was driving a marked patrol car on 400 South when she was stopped by a group of protesters near 210 East. “The crowd surrounded the car and began pounding on the windows,” the charges state.

Other officers had to help rescue the officer from her car and pull her away from the crowd. Once she was out of her car, at least eight people assisted in flipping the car onto its hood, the charges state.

Video later collected by police showed Nightingale also “using a skateboard to smash out the rear window of the patrol car once it has been turned over,” according to charging documents.

Two men were charged with committing federal crimesfor allegedly lighting the police car on fire once it was turned over.

Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, and LaTroi Devon Newbins, 28, are each charged in federal court with arson affecting interstate commerce. Both men were recorded on surveillance video throwing combustible substances into the overturned patrol car, court documents state.

Tamara Lynn Dixon, 35,was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Saturdayfor investigation of rioting, lewdness, possession of marijuana and Spice and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say Dixon stood on the overturned vehicle and urinated on it while exposing her breasts.