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Another person charged in connection with violent SLC protests

Jul 21, 2020, 6:53 PM

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An up-close view of the remains of the burned police car near 400 S. and 200 E. Photo: Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com, via Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Another person now faces charges in connection with protests that turned violent at the end of May in Salt Lake City.  

Roger Nuankoo Dyujay, 21, was charged in 3rd District Court with assault on a police officer, two counts of criminal mischief, and rioting. 

According to the Deseret News, Dyujay is accused of jumping on a Salt Lake City police patrol car that had been overturned and burned May 30.

He then “used a shopping cart to further damage the undercarriage” of the police car, used a skateboard to smash the windows of a second police car, jumped on the hood of a third police car, broke windows at the TRAX platform, and threw objects at police officers including an electric scooter,” charging documents allege.

Dyujay is one of fifteen individuals charged so far in connection to the destruction of the police car.

He was also charged on Tuesday in a separate case with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. On July 16, Dyujay is accused of entering a South Salt Lake woman’s apartment and robbing her at gunpoint, according to the Deseret News. When he was stopped by police, officers say they found Dyujay was in possession of a .40-caliber handgun which was fully loaded. 

Related stories: 

Trax station reopened, 400 S. still closed eastbound after protests

Five people charged with felonies in destruction of police car

Utah County Sheriff’s Office: what is (and is not) allowed during protests

 

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Another person charged in connection with violent SLC protests