Two Charged for Making Graffiti on City Hall During Sunday Night Protest

Modified: June 2, 2020 4:48pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old Sir Raven M. Rodgers of Buffalo has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, acting as a Buffalo City Court Judge, on one count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, a Class “E” felony, one count of Making Graffiti, a Class “A” misdemeanor, and one count of Possession of Graffiti Instruments, a Class “B” misdemeanor.

It is alleged that on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 8:25 p.m., the defendant and another individual intentionally spray painted the doors of on the South Elmwood Avenue side of Buffalo City Hall, causing damage. He was allegedly found in possession of spray paint.

Rodgers is scheduled to return on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. He was released on his own recognizance.

If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 4 years in prison.

A 23-year-old co-defendant was also charged, but given an appearance ticket to be arraigned at a later date.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.