Man who set fire to CVS during Baltimore riot gets 4 years

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Posted: Nov 17, 2015 5:44 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a local CVS store during a riot has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Twenty four-year-old Raymon Carter was also ordered to pay restitution of $500,000. Carter was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release. Carter pleaded guilty to rioting in August.

Carter's court-appointed attorney did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Carter's ability to pay restitution.

Authorities say that after the CVS in the Penn North neighborhood was broken into on April 27, video footage shows Carter trying to move, then open, a pharmaceutical safe. Footage also shows Carter starting a fire in the store. It caused $1.1 million in damage.

The rioting came after a local man, Freddie Gray, died from a spinal injury he suffered in the back of a police van.