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Buffalo City Hall arson suspect to face federal judge Wednesday morning

Documents allege man was involved in store looting May 30th
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Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 05:04:27-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The man accused of throwing a burning object into Buffalo City Hall during a riot, will face a federal judge Wednesday morning.

Courtland Renford is due to appear remotely before a federal judge at 10 a.m., as arguments are made over a motion to revoke his release order.

Renford faces both state and federal arson charges for trying to set City Hall on fire on May 30th.

New court documents obtained by 7 Eyewitness News show that prosecutors will ask for him to stay locked up, tying him to looting that happened that night.

Prosecutors believe Renford was caught on security camera among the looters who broke into the 7-Eleven at Elmwood Avenue and Summer Street.

In those documents, prosecutors tie Renford to the looting scene because of the Chanel mask one of the people was wearing.

Renford was wearing the same mask when 7 Eyewitness News caught him on camera, throwing the burning object into city hall.

If he's convicted, he could spend decades behind bars.