Arrest warrant issued for woman who allegedly set Wendy's in Atlanta on fire
On Saturday, firefighters in Atlanta issued an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old woman who was accused of setting fire to a Wendy's restaurant after Rayshard Brooks was seen on a surveillance video that was killed by a police officer .
Natalie White was charged with fire by the Atlanta Fire Department fire investigators for lighting Wendy's on University Avenue on June 13.
The fast food restaurant was set on fire after 27-year-old Brooks was shot in the back by former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe. The pictures were taken with cameras from the police dash camera, body cameras, bystanders and the surveillance camera of the restaurant.
PHOTO: Flames devour a Wendy's restaurant during the protests in Atlanta on June 13, 2020. In this restaurant, Rayshard Brooks was shot by the police the night before. (Brynn Anderson / AP)
An emergency call was made by a Wendy employee after Brooks fell asleep in the thoroughfare behind the wheel.
The first officer to answer, Devin Brosnan, woke Brooks and let him drive the car out of line.
MORE: Ex-officer is charged with murdering Rayshard Brooks: DA
Brosnan suspected Brooks was drunk and asked for a field sobriety test just before Rolfe.
The situation escalated when Brooks resisted the arrest, seized Brosnan's stun gun during the fight, and ran away, as the video shows.
The Brooks alcohol test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.108%, which was above the legal limit of 0.08%.
PHOTO: Rayshard Brooks, father of three daughters and stepson, was shot dead by the police in Atlanta on June 12, 2020. (Stewart Trial Attorneys)
Brooks then allegedly aimed the stun gun at Rolfe, who in turn padded his stun gun and service weapon, as the video shows. Rolfe opened the fire and punched Brooks in the back twice, as the video shows.
Protests broke out at Wendy and at some point White is said to have set the building on fire.
PHOTO: Atlanta Fire Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Natalie White, who was identified as a suspect of the arson fire that burned down Wendy's Restaurant (125 University Ave) on June 13, 2020. (Atlanta Fire & Rescue via Twitter)
The inside of the brick property was destroyed. "This is an ongoing investigation and additional arrests are possible," said firefighters.
Persons who have White's whereabouts information or information about this crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS or the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-282-5804.
MORE: Both Atlanta police officers surrender in Rayshard Brooks and shoot death
Both Brosnan and Rolfe were released by the Atlanta Police Department and prosecuted by the Fulton County Prosecutor.
PHOTO: Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan are shown in these mug shots published by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Rolfe was charged with murder and serious physical harm. If Rolfe is convicted of a crime, he could face the death penalty, the prosecutor said.
Brosnan faces two oath-to-go charges and one aggravated assault charge for allegedly standing on Brook's shoulder after being shot by Rolfe, prosecutors said.
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