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Teen accused of breaking glass doors during Charlotte riots appears in court

A still from WBTV video showing a teen kicking glass doors out of an uptown business. (WBTV) A still from WBTV video showing a teen kicking glass doors out of an uptown business. (WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

On the same night that a protester was shot, rocks were thrown at officers, businesses were badly damaged and fires were set on city streets in uptown Charlotte.

In all, more than 40 people were arrested for their alleged actions Wednesday night - including a man caught on WBTV’s cameras kicking windows out of a business. Police arrested 19-year-old Ian Bowzer in connection to the incident.

VIDEO: Teen seen kicking in glass during uptown marches

The judge in Bowzer's first court appearance Friday, Judge Ronald Chapman, said he was one of the many people who watched the images of the teen kicking in glass doors at the Hyatt House on television. The judge stepped down from the bench and asked another judge to hear Bowzer’s case.

In court Friday afternoon, there was some confusion because Bowzer is also known to the court as Logan Bathrick. He told the judge he lives with his brother, Chris Bathrick, and that he could not afford an attorney. A public defender was appointed, and his lawyer told the judge that Bowzer has suffered from past mental and emotional issues.

Bowzer’s brother was not in court, but the judge said Bowzer could be released to him at the jail.

It is possible that Bowzer will be represented by a lawyer provided by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. A lawyer explained to the judge that he is offering pro-bono services for the people arrested during the protests.

Bowzer’s next scheduled court day is November 9.

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