Matthew Modderman, 31, Was Arrested For Arson, Institutional Vandalism, Riot, Disorderly Conduct, And Other Charges…He Is An Employee Of LNP Media Group, The Local Lancaster Newspaper
Matthew Modderman is an employee with the LNP Media Group which owns and operates LNP Online, Lancaster’s premier source for local news. His name is listed among several others who were charged for their involvement in the incredibly violent riot that took place as a result of the lawful killing of a black man who charged at police officers with a knife. Each of those individuals is also being held on a $1,000,000 bond despite protests from Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. Pennsylvania’s judiciary is wisely not playing around.
Modderman was charged with the following:
Arson (F1), Institutional Vandalism (F3), Riot (F3), Failure to Disperse (M2), Obstructing Highways and Other Public Passages (M3), Disorderly Conduct (M3) and Defiant Trespass (M3). (CrimeWatch PA)
People present that evening were given countless warnings by the organizing rioters who made clear that the night’s agenda did not include a peaceful protest. Over a megaphone, they announced without any confusion, that violence was the intended product of the evening’s event. Modderman apparently chose to stay and participate.
Nationalist Review called LNP Media Group to request a comment on the arrest of their employee. They did not sound pleased. “We’re not making any comments at this time,” and no one was available to speak further on that matter.
What we can say is that they acted quickly: all pages mentioning Modderman’s name have been purged. But that’s what web caches and archive sites are for, so here’s two links that verify he did work for them as a client services representative. (Archive 1, Archive 2)