Richmond Police say Four Arrested In "Unrest"

Say Vehicles, Buildings Damaged

October 28, 2020 - 4:51 pm
Stone Richmond Police say was thrown at one of their vehicles. (Richmond Police)

(Richmond Police)


Richmond, Va. ( - Richmond Police say they have arrested and charged four people, followed alleged unrest in the city Tuesday evening.  Police say a group of people allegedly walked through the city, damaging both vehicles and buildings.

According to Richmond Police, after leaving Monroe Park, the group headed west along West Main Street. At approximately 9:54 p.m., individuals in the group were observed throwing objects at patrons at a restaurant. Soon after, officers observed an individual throw a large stone and damage an RPD K-9 vehicle.  Later, that same individual was, Police say, seen throwing an object against a business. As officers moved to arrest this individual, police say a group member assaulted an officer.

The arrests are as follows:

Paxton Chapman was charged with obstruction of justice, carrying a concealed weapon and pedestrian in the roadway. 

Saraswati Rowe was charged with obstructing free passage. 

Harrison Sellers was charged with inciting a riot and throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle. 

Michael Toney was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.