Millionaire Maine surgeon’s son, 22, is charged with domestic terrorism AGAIN after Antifa rioting in Atlanta – less than a month after being released for similar case in December
- Francis Carroll, 22, from Kennebunkport, Maine, is one of six people charged after riots over the death of a protester who allegedly shot a police officer
- He was previously arrested in December after another violent protest in Atlanta
- Thugs clashed with police on Saturday night during ongoing protests linked to the construction of a police training facility dubbed ‘Cop City’ by Antifa activists
The son of a millionaire surgeon has been charged with domestic terrorism for the second time in a month over his role in violent Antifa protests in Atlanta on Saturday.
A police car was torched and buildings were vandalized during clashes which followed the death of Antifa activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, who was killed on Wednesday, January 19.
Carroll, who grew up in a mansion in a luxurious beach town, was previously charged with domestic terrorism in December for his role in violent protests at the site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center.
The $90 million center, dubbed ‘Cop City’ by protesters, has been the target of protests since June 2021.
Carroll, who police named as Francis Carrol, and five others were charged after violent protests in Atlanta on Saturday night
A law enforcement vehicle is seen lit on fire during demonstrations on Saturday night
A burned out police car sits on the street following the violent protest
Demonstrators took to Underground Atlanta where the demonstration turned violent
A protester throws a rock at a window during a burst of anarchy in Atlanta on Saturday
Atlanta Police Department said Carroll was charged again on Saturday along with Nadja Geier, 24, from Nashville, Tennessee; Madeleine Feola, 22, from Spokane, Washington; Ivan Ferguson, 23, from Nevada; Graham Evatt, 20, from Decatur, Georgia; and Emily Murphy 37, from Grosse Isle, Michigan.
All six are charged with domestic terrorism and other felonies including arson, criminal damage and interference with government property. They also face several misdemeanor charges.
The arrests indicate Antifa organizers are recruiting activists from across the country to commit violence in Atlanta. The violent thugs, several who were brought up in wealthy households, believe that police forces should be scrapped.
They have set up camps in woodland around the training center site in a bid to halt construction.
Carroll’s father Dr Mike Carroll (right) pictured with his wife, is a keen sailor who owns boats including a double hull yacht
Teran was shot dead by police after allegedly shooting and injuring an officer during an operation to clear protesters from the site. Antifa protesters called for a ‘night of rage’ against police after the death.
On Saturday, masked thugs in black uniforms clashed with police in downtown Atlanta as they destroyed vehicles and property.
Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said: ‘It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or an attorney to tell you that breaking windows or setting fires is not protesting, that is terrorism.
‘They will be charged accordingly, and they will find that this police department and the partnership is equally committed to stopping that activity.’
The fresh charges against Carroll and the five others were revealed on Sunday night.
A police statement said activists damaged property at several locations along Peachtree Street, a corridor of hotels and restaurants, adding that several arrests were made and ‘order was quickly restored’.
Carroll is the son of surgeon Dr Mike Carroll and grew up in a $2million five-bedroom and four-bathroom mansion in Kennebunkport. Before he aligned with Antifa, he enjoyed time on his parents’ yacht with his sisters.
A 2016 picture shows a man resembling Carroll on board the boat, called Allez, although the sailor’s identity is unclear
Francis ‘Frankie’ Carroll, 22, who grew up in this Maine mansion with his wealthy family, has been charged with domestic terrorism for a second time after protests in Atlanta
He grew up just a stone’s throw from the famous Bush family compound – where George H. W. Bush spent his summer (pictured)
His father works at Maine Health County Medical Center as a general surgeon, and his mother is a keen sailor.
A 2016 picture shows a man resembling Carroll on board the boat, called Allez, although the sailor’s identity is unclear.
He grew up just a stone’s throw from the famous Bush family compound – where George H. W. Bush spent his summer.
Carroll’s arrest in December came after police were assaulted with rocks and bottles by militants occupying makeshift treehouses near the police training facility site. They are also accused of terrorizing nearby residents.
Saturday night’s protest was held in the name of Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, who was shot dead by police on Wednesday after authorities say he aimed a gun at officers
Members of Antifa have set up camp at the site of a new police training facility in Atlanta
An abandoned protest campsite is seen inside Weelaunee People’s Park
Graffiti is seen at the edge of Weelaunee People’s Park, the planned site of a controversial ‘Cop City’ project, days after protestor Manuel Teran died during a police raid, near Atlanta, Georgia
Carroll, who wiped his social media shortly before his arrest, was charged with criminal trespass, domestic terrorism, aggravated assault, felony obstruction, interference with government property, and possession of tools for the commission of the crime.
It wasn’t immediately clear how he was free to take part in further violent protests over the weekend.