Prosecutors have charged three men in the looting of a liquor store during the unrest that followed the police shooting of a black man in Milwaukee.
The first men to be arrested in connection with the Sherman Park lootings were snagged early last Sunday as police arrived after a call of an unauthorized entry at Clark Beer and Liquor at 2am.
Cops ordered everyone inside to come out but when there was no response, a canine entered to search, reported WDJT.
Three men inside were charged: Durrell Jones, 45, of West Allis, was charged Friday with burglary, while Joseph Lindsey, 22, and Devon Love, 20, both of Milwaukee, were charged with unlawful entry into a locked building.
The criminal complaint filed Friday says the defendants told police the windows were already shattered and other people were looting the store when they went inside.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Jones told police he had gone inside the liquor store to get beer, Love admitted being inside but said he had no intent to steal anything, and that Lindsey said he went inside but didn't take anything.
Online court records don't list attorneys for any of the three men.
Each face up to nine months in jail and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted, reports WISN.
Because Jones' charge is a felony, punishable by more than 12 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
The store's owner, Paul Spencer, doesn't blame the protesters, but says surveillance video shows the group who looted his store were just opportunists from outside the area.