A former Erie man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the May 2020 riot.

Former Erie resident Tyvarh Nicholson, 30, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for throwing Molotov cocktails at police during the May 30, 2020 riot in downtown Erie, according to the Department of Justice.

Nicholson pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device in Federal Court in August 2021.

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Nicholson was sentenced on Dec. 13, 2021 in Federal Court.