HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Hoover police have arrested a second person who they say was part of a protest last week that briefly closed I-459.
Andy Baer was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in connection to an incident last Tuesday when protesters exited their vehicles on I-459, causing the interstate to briefly close. He bonded out of jail Sunday.
Mark Myles, 36, was also arrested at Riverchase Galleria on Sunday on an outstanding warrant, Myles was extradited to another jurisdiction on outstanding warrants.
The City of Hoover and the Hoover Police Department issued this joint statement regarding the arrests:
Le’Darius Hilliard of the Justice League, the organization organizing the protests also responded to the arrests:
Myles is the third person arrested this week in connection to protesting the fatal shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr. Thanksgiving night at Riverchase Galleria.
Last Thursday, 48-year-old Susan DiPrizio of Vestavia Hills was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a Hoover city official says. Police responded to a call that DiPrizio was in front of Hoover City Hall, throwing Christmas ornaments into traffic on Highway 31. A city official says that DiPrizio told authorities she was doing this in connection to protests seeking justice for Bradford’s death.
Bradford was shot and killed by an Hoover police officer Thanksgiving night after a shooting inside the mall. You can read more about the fatal shooting and investigation here.