• Counter-protester allegedly fired smoke bombs at state troopers

    By: Kimberly Richardson


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - One of the nine counter-protesters arrested Saturday has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly firing smoke bombs at state troopers.   

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    Joshua Taylor Taft made his first court appearance via video monitor Sunday morning before a DeKalb County magistrate. 

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    Channel 2 Action News has exclusive video of the court appearance.    

    Taft's bond is set at $2,500.  

    John Bankhead, a spokesman for the Stone Mountain Park police, released the following names of the counter-protesters arrested to Channel 2 Action News -- all who have been charged with wearing a mask or hood, according to Bankhead. 

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    Donald Ragin, 25, John A. Cubas, 26, Joshua D. Hughes, 25, John D. Nicholson, 30, Joshua Mascharka, 23, Benjamin S. Passmore, 32, Anthony J. Argento, 23, and David McCormick, 37.



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