Woman Who Allegedly Torched Atlanta Wendy’s Following Rayshard Brooks’s Death Is Out On $10K Bond

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The woman who was arrested in connection with burning down an Atlanta Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks died was released on bond Wednesday.

Natalie White, 29, has been released from the Fulton County Jail after being charged with first-degree arson, according to local sheriff’s logs. White — who had a personal relationship with Brooks, her lawyer said — left the pre-trial holding on a $10,000 bond, CNN reported.

She was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the fire after photos of her surfaced online.

White’s lawyer Drew Findling said the inferno started without his client present.

“This was a fully engaged fire. You can see people that are literally throwing, what looks like molotov cocktails in, long before she’s even involved,” Findling told CNN.

Brooks died during a DUI investigation on June 12 after he broke loose from police detainment, allegedly stole an officer’s taser and fired it at law enforcement in pursuit, video showed. (RELATED: Georgia Bureau Of Investigation Says It Was ‘No Consulted’ On Charges Against Officer In Rayshard Brooks’ Death)


#Atlanta‘s police department has released bodycam footage of the moments leading up to the shooting of #RayshardBrooks, outside a restaurant in the city on Friday night.

— Ruptly (@Ruptly) June 15, 2020

Former officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with felony murder in addition to 10 other charges a few days after Brooks died. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said that “Mr. Brooks never presented himself as a threat” in a press conference when the charges were announced, according to The Daily Beast.

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