BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Seventy months in federal prison.
That’s the sentence for a man who admits to attacking a store owner and lighting a business on fire during the Baltimore riots last year.
Now, federal investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are focused on finding more people responsible for the chaos that night.
ATF officials say many arrests have been made, but they still have a dozen open cases and will relentlessly pursue those suspects, including those behind the torching of a senior center.
As for 23-year-old Trevon Green, he admitted it’s him in a video that shows the looting of a North Avenue liquor store and the violent attack on the store’s owner.
“Mr. Green was not a protester on the night of the Freddie Gray riots… he was a criminal,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
Green also confessed to torching a convenience store that same night, but it was the video that sparked outrage and inspired tips from the public that lead to his capture.
“It was an assault against all small business owners in the city who had put their blood, sweat, and tears into developing their businesses,” said Special Agent Daniel Board, of ATF Baltimore.
More than a year after the riots, in just the past few weeks, the store has reopened under new management.
But other businesses that fell victim to the riots remain shuttered.
Rosenstein has a message for those who caused all that destruction.
“There are ways we can catch you, even if on the night of the riots law enforcement was overwhelmed and not present.”
Investigators are combing through clues, with the ultimate goal of putting more people like Green behind bars.
The ATF has already given out $20,000 for tips leading to arrests in the riot cases.