RNC protester enters guilty plea for broken window
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — A 24-year-old Fridley man has pleaded guilty to his role in breaking a bank building window during the Republican National Convention.
Jason Allan Sparks made the plea to aiding and abetting first-degree criminal damage to property on Monday and faces up to 60 days in jail. He will also have to pay restitution.
Sparks admitted in court that he pushed the window at First National Bank after someone else had partially broken it.
According to the criminal complaint, Sparks was part of a subgroup of an anarchist organization that broke away from a peaceful protest on Sept. 1. The group damaged parked police cars, and one member of the group broke the bank window. Police had identified that person as Sparks.
Authorities estimated the window's replacement cost was $17,000.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com
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