Three BLM members tried to frame the Proud Boys and Trump supporters in a three-day crime spree in which they left notes using the language of the Proud Boys. The three broke out windows and otherwise vandalized, police vehicles, including attempting to torch them. The three men have been identified as John Wesley Wade, 35, Ellie Melvin Brett, 37, and Vida Jones, 19. They were originally arrested in Oct. 2020 following a three-day spree of vandalism.
Interestingly, one of the three men, John Wesley Wade, was out on bond at the time of the vandalism. He had helped torch the Wendy’d during the riots in Atlanta. Police were able to place him at the scenes of the vandalizing thanks to his ankle monitor. Two of the defendants pleaded guilty and the third was convicted and was sentenced to five years in prison. The other two are awaiting sentencing.
The crime spree began on Sept. 30, 2020, at a Walmart on the west side of Atlanta. One of the men smashed the window of a police vehicle. A note was left that claimed the election was stolen. The note was left in an effort to shift the blame to Trump supporters. They later damaged a second police vehicle.
The next night, the trio expanded their crimes to arson after they began with a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) police car that was parked at a train station. They then vandalized five postal vehicles at a USPS location, including setting them on fire.
In the south Atlanta suburb of East Point, the men set fire to two public works vehicles. Law enforcement found a note attached to a brick in one of the vehicles.
“The note stated ‘*STOP the FAITHLESS ELECTOR vote in the WHITE HOUSE…and the FAITHLESS CHRISTMAS in the WHITE HOUSE;’ cited several Bible verses, but misspelled Jeremiah as “Jerimiah;” and included the Instagram handle, ‘@NoFaithLessElector,’ associated with Brett,” reported Cathell.
The three men filmed each act of arson and posted them on social media. On Oct. 4, an Instagram account reportedly associated with Jones posted footage of fire and police response to the East Point fires with the caption, Where’s the media coverage?”
A Twitter post from a now-suspended account from The Base, an Antifa group out of New York City, referred to the three as “comrades.”