Long appeals Aug. 12 conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Charlottesville man convicted for using a homemade flamethrower against white nationalists as they exited Emancipation Park on Aug. 12 has appealed his conviction.

Corey Long was found guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Charlottesville General District Court on June 8 and received a one-year jail sentence with all but 20 days suspended. He filed his appeal on Monday, four days before he was due to report to begin his sentence on Friday.

Long's appeal is scheduled to be heard Aug. 20 in Charlottesville Circuit Court.



 
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