Police arrest 6 after unlawful assembly declaration at J.E.B. Stuart Monument


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Six people were arrested in response to Richmond Police declaring an unlawful assembly at the J.E.B. Stuart Monument Sunday night.

Police said six people ranging from age 20-30 were taken to the Justice Center for processing and released, according to police. Authorities identified the six people as followed:

  • Paul E. Behrends, II, 23, Richmond – (no booking photo available)
  • William G. Keller, 23, Richmond
  • Robert W. Wood, 20, Henrico – (no booking photo available)
  • Summer A. Orcutt, 30, Richmond
  • Thomas J. Feeney, 25, Richmond
  • Anna C. Posner, 21, Lorton, VA

On Monday, police said Sunday night’s arrests were made following the actions of protesters who “threw objects at the officers and tied a rope to the statue in an apparent attempt to pull it down – an action that would have put many people at risk of being hit.”

One RPD officer was injured when he was struck on the arm by a thrown brick, police added. He was treated at the scene.

Posner was re-arrested after returning to the statue and was charged with another related offense.

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