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Business owner to attend court hearing for Grand Rapids riot suspect

Posted at 6:22 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 06:22:17-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One of the dozens of suspects charged in the violent Grand Rapids riots is expected in court Wednesday.

We're told management from Sundance Grill will be in the 61st District Courthouse today downtown Grand Rapids, to face the suspect charged for allegedly damaging Sundance during the riots.

Olivia Hull is charged with one count of riot, felony breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property. Investigators say Hull was caught on surveillance video damaging the restaurant, even smashing windows with what appears to be a metal pipe.

Others were also seen taking alcohol from behind the bar and damaging supplies and computers the instant they got inside.

Hull is just one of 14 people that have been charged for the violent riots back on May 30th, according to police.

City officials say there was nearly $450k in damage done to more than 100 buildings downtown.

There were many fires set around the city, police cruisers burned, and hundreds of windows broken.

Grand Rapids police say they still have more than 60 rioters that they are hoping to identify.

They have pictures posted on their Facebook page of more than 30 riot suspects they need help identifying.

If you anything, you can provide tips by calling police or silent observer.

Hull faces up to 10 years behind bars.

There are several other people charged in the riots:

Adrian Baker, 18, is charged with malicious destruction of property worth less than $200 and larceny in a building.

Clare Anwyn Newhall, 21, is charged with one count of riot and one count of malicious destruction of a building. Police say the charges are connected to activity around the Secretary of State Office on Division Avenue at Fulton Street in downtown Grand Rapids. The riot charge is a 10-year felony, the other charge is a 93-day misdemeanor.

Matthew Hurth, 27, is charged with riot, and one count of malicious destruction of fire or police property including allegedly torching a Wyoming Department of Public Safety police cruiser.

Byron Castaneda, 21, is charged in connection with activity at the F. David Barney store in downtown Grand Rapids. He is charged with riot, breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny, and lying to police during violent crime investigation.

Ronald Raymond, 38, is charged with one count of riot, one count of malicious destruction of fire or police property and one count of attempted 3rd-degree arson, a 5-year felony.

John Dupree, 23, is charged with one count of riot, up to 10 years, and two counts of malicious destruction of fire or police property.

Chase Spencer, 23, is charged today with one count of riot, a felony up to 10 years, and one count of malicious destruction of a building, a felony up to 5 years.

A 15-year-old juvenile is also being charged one count of riot.