Three charged with assault after throwing fireworks at police officers during protests


The three charged with assault were, left to right, Tristan Bartlett, Ruwaida Alrammahi and Michael Aron, pictured in mugshots released by police.

Three people have been charged with second-degree attempted assault after throwing fireworks at police officers during protests in St. Louis County last weekend.

Tristen Bartlett, 24, of the 300 block of Fillmore, 63111; Ruwaida Foaad Sabar Alrammahi, 21, of the 4700 block of Eichelberger Street; and Michael Aron, 21, of the 200 block of South Marguerite Avenue are accused of second-degree attempted assaults for incidents that occurred in Richmond Heights and Ferguson last weekend as protests continued around the country in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Bartlett and Alrammahi threw fireworks out of a car window at a police officer who was arresting another person at the time, according to a press release from the St. Louis County Police Department. The incident occurred during protests Sunday outside The Galleria mall in Richmond Heights.

Aron is also accused of attempting to injure an officer with a firework during protests Sunday in the Ferguson area. According to the press release, Aron threw the firework at an officer who was working a “police skirmish line” at the time, which was witnessed by three other people.

Aron and Alrammahi are being held on $50,000 bail while Bartlett is being held for $75,000 bail.

On Monday, the FBI issued a press release requesting the public’s help in submitting information about instigators who exploit “legitimate, peaceful protests,” through a new form on its website at  Tips can also be verbally reported by calling 1-800-225-5324.