Rev. Larry Rice, 3 others remain in jail with June court date
By KMOV Web Producer
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- The Rev. Larry Rice and three other men spent most of Wednesday night and Thursday morning at the Justice Center in downtown St. Louis after being arrested at the new homeless encampment dubbed "Integrity City."
Police arrested Rice, 63, and the others at the camp by Interstate 44 and Vandeventer after giving them a warning. They face a charge of occupying a condemned premise.
Rice has been very public in setting up the encampment as he pushes for the city of St. Louis and surrounding municipalities to do more to aid the homeless. But critics say Rice is setting up camps that are rat-infested, unsanitary and dangerous. The city shut down three other encampments along the riverfront earlier this month.
Besides Rice, police arrested James Potter, 63, Lee Berryman, 55, and Pedro Navarro, 61. News 4 has been told the men have a court date set for late June.