4 charged following unrest in Richmond Tuesday night

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Four people have been charged following unrest in the city last night.

Richmond Police Department said on Wednesday four people were arrested in connection with demonstrations that resulted in damaged vehicles and buildings throughout the Richmond area.

According to police, just before 10 p.m., individuals in the group were observed throwing objects at patrons at a restaurant along West Main Street. 

A short time later, police say officers observed an individual throw a large stone and damage an RPD K-9 vehicle.

Later, that same individual, who police did not directly identify, was seen throwing an object at a city business.


“As officers moved to arrest this individual, a group member assaulted an officer,” police stated.

Richmond police arrested the following in connection to the riots:

  • Paxton Chapman was charged with obstruction of justice, carrying a concealed weapon and pedestrian in the roadway.
Paxton Chapman 
  • Saraswati Rowe was charged with obstructing free passage.
Saraswati Rowe
  • Harrison Sellers was charged with inciting a riot and throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle.
Harrison Sellers
  • Michael Toney was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.
Michael Toney

According to police, Unlawful assembly was not declared and no chemical agents were deployed.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call (804) 780-1000.

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