Rayshard Brooks’ Girlfriend and Alleged Wendy’s Arsonist Out on Bond

The woman accused of setting an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant on fire after the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks posted bond and was released Thursday, The New York Post reports. 

Natalie White, who has been identified as Brooks’ girlfriend, made bail just one day after she was arraigned on first-degree arson charges in the June 13 fire that gutted the restaurant, one day after Brooks was shot and killed by cops outside the eatery, Fox5 Atlanta reported.

White, 29, was booked into the Fulton County Jail where a group of vocal protesters gathered to denounce her arrest late Tuesday evening.

The Fulton County Magistrate Judge Todd Ashley agreed to allow White to be released on house arrest as soon as she is outfitted with an ankle monitor. White will also have to stay off social media.

Ashley said White is accused of “setting fire to the structure by using a torch made of a lighter and some type of can.”

The Atlanta defence attorney Drew Findling said he has known Natalie White since she was a child and denied she set the blaze.

“There is no evidence indicating she set Wendy’s on fire,” Findling told Fox5.

Findling confirmed earlier this week that White was the “girlfriend” that Brooks referred to on police footage of his arrest.

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