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Salt Lake man charged in connection with riot, armed robbery

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A police car is engulfed in flames as people protest police brutality in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protesters joined others across the nation to decry the death of George Floyd, a black man , who died while being taken into custody by police in Minneapolis earlier this week. Video showed an officer kneeling on his neck while he implored, “I can’t breathe.”

A police car is engulfed in flames as people protest police brutality in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Another person was charged Tuesday in connection with the riot in Salt Lake City on May 30.

Roger Nuankoo Dyujay, 21, of Salt Lake City, was charged in 3rd District Court with assault on a police officer, and two counts of criminal mischief, both second-degree felonies; and rioting, a third-degree felony.

In addition to jumping on a Salt Lake police patrol car that had been overturned and burned, charging documents state that Dyujay then “used a shopping cart to further damage the undercarriage” of the burned police car, used a skateboard to smash the windows of a second police vehicle, jumped on the hood of a third police car, broke windows at the TRAX platform at 210 E. 400 South, and threw objects at police officers including an electric scooter.

At least 15 people have been charged in connection with the destruction of the police patrol car.

Dyujay was also charged Tuesday in a separate case with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies.

On July 16, Dyujay is accused of entering a South Salt Lake woman’s apartment and robbing her at gunpoint, according to charging documents. When he was stopped by police, officers found Dyujay was in possession of a .40-caliber handgun with a fully loaded magazine.