Wendy’s arson suspect Natalie White arrested in Atlanta for a fire that broke out during the Rayshard Brooks protests

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a tweet that Natalie White was in custody and was being booked into the county jail.

White’s attorney, Drew Findling, said his client did not start the June 13 fire.

When asked by CNN if his client knew Rayshard Brooks, Findling said, “Yes, but I won’t comment on the scope of their relationship.”

Findling said he wanted to focus on what he called the “tragic and unnecessary death of Rayshard Brooks”, whose funeral was held on Tuesday.

CNN previously reported that investigators were investigating whether Brooks and White knew each other.

In the body camera video posted by police, Brooks can be heard telling officers who questioned him that Natalie White was his girlfriend.

The protests were sparked after a video posted online

Brooks was shot dead by an Atlanta police officer in Wendy’s parking lot the night of June 12.

After Brooks failed a sobriety test, he got into a fight with officers, grabbed one of his Tasers, and was fatally shot as he ran through the parking lot.

The viewer’s video of the shooting was posted online and sparked protests in the streets around the restaurant.

On the night of June 13, the restaurant was set on fire as crowds of protesters watched.

On Tuesday, the video showed vehicles in the Brooks funeral procession circling through the burned-out restaurant parking lot.

Lawyer expects client to be released for her own recognition

The United States Marshal / Fulton County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit arrested White, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. Details of the arrest were not immediately available.
A few days ago an arrest warrant was issued against her. Atlanta Fire Rescue then tweeted that White “has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire that burned Wendy’s restaurant (125 University Ave) on Saturday, June 13.”

Findling said she hoped she would be released on her own accord after a court hearing on Wednesday.

He said that due to concerns about Covid-19, his client’s age and criminal history, and the fact that one of the officers in the case received a signature bond last week, his client should receive the same.

The officer who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, who has since been fired, faces a felony murder and other charges. He is detained in prison.

Devin Brosnan, the other officer at the scene of the shooting, was charged with aggravated assault and released on his own recognition.

CNN’s Jamiel Lynch contributed to this report.