Warrants issued for man accused of throwing rock through newspaper office window during Salisbury protest

Warrants issued for man accused of throwing rock through newspaper office window during Salisbury protest
Police say Harvey Lee McCorkle, III, threw a rock through a newspaper office window. (Source: Salisbury Police)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Police in Salisbury have issued warrants for the man they say was seen on video throwing a rock through the window of The Salisbury Post during protests on Monday night.

Police say Harvey Lee McCorkle, III, is wanted on a felony charge of inciting a riot.

During the protest that took place Monday night near the intersection of W. Innes and Church Streets, police in riot gear used tear gas to move a group of protesters out of the area. Rocks and bottles were thrown at officers, according to police.

Around midnight, someone threw a rock through a ground floor window of the building that houses The Salisbury Post and the United Way.

The window featured a painting of a police officer, a firefighter, and a child pointing up at the United Way logo.

Police say McCorkle was identified by several people and was seen on video during the protest.

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