Minnesota Man Sentenced to Prison for Police Station Arson, Owes $12 Million in Restitution
A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the arson fire that burned a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd.
Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, was given 41 months in prison Tuesday after earlier pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. Wolfe was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release and pay $12 million in restitution for damages to the Third Precinct station on May 28, 2020.
According to court documents, Wolfe pushed a barrel into a fire located in the entrance of the station with the intent of accelerating it.