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More Details Released on 21 Arrested During Protests, Clashes in DC

Fourteen of those arrested had D.C., Maryland or Virginia addresses

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D.C. police released new information Sunday on 21 people arrested amid protests and clashes Saturday over the presidential election results.

After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counter demonstrators led to arrests, fistfights and at least one stabbing. 

At least five people face gun charges, two allegedly assaulted police officers and others were cited for aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and property destruction, among other charges. 

A man and a woman from Georgia were arrested after police found them openly carrying guns in the 1000 block of 11th Street Northwest Saturday afternoon, according to a police report. Joshua Skillman, 28, and Samantha Falk, 33, face multiple weapons charges.

A short time later, four people from D.C. were arrested on I Street NW for assaulting a man and stealing from him as the pro-Trump rally dissipated.

Bobby Smalls, 29, was charged with disorderly conduct, inciting violence and carrying a dangerous weapon. Police said he had a knife. Dashawna Gause, 28, was arrested for disorderly conduct, inciting violence and possessing a prohibited weapon. Police said she had a Taser. Kenneth Wayne Deberry, 39, was charged with disorderly conduct, inciting violence, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Alexus Doris Owens, 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, inciting violence and simple assault.  

Police are still searching for three other suspects involved in the assault.

About 5 p.m., 25-year-old Frederick Brown, of Northwest D.C., went up to 54-year-old Peter Kohm, of Staten Island, New York, in the 800 block of 15th Street NW and stole something from Kohm, police said. Then, Kohm stopped Brown and struck him multiple times with a flagpole, according to police.

Both men were arrested. Kohm was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and Brown was charged with theft.

After night fell, 26 year-old Javien Michael Dawson, of Northeast, D.C. was arrested for throwing a firework at several people in the 1600 block of K Street NW, police said. He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Video of the incident showed the firework explode near a group of Trump supporters who were at a restaurant.

Four people each had a “large-capacity ammunition feeding device,” Metropolitan Police Department data on “unrest-related arrests” says.

Most arrestees were in their 20s and 30s, but members of the group were as young as 15 and as old as 54. At least two women were among those arrested.

Fourteen of those arrested had D.C., Maryland or Virginia addresses; six were from outside the area, and the address of one person was unknown. Information was not released on anyone’s possible affiliations.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office previously said police recovered seven guns during the pro-Trump rally, and that two officers were hurt. Information on the extent of their injuries was not released.

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