A Penn State student was sentenced to at least 30 days in prison Monday in connection with his actions during the downtown riot on Nov. 9, 2011, after the firing of late head coach Joe Paterno, according to a representative from the Centre County Office of the District Attorney.
Gabriel Revnew, 20, of West Chester, was sentenced to 30 days to 23.5 months in prison and an additional year after that on probation, meaning he will be under the courts’ supervision. He will also be required to serve 100 hours of community service, pay $300 in fines and court costs and pay more than $94,000 in restitution.
Revnew was involved in the flipping of a WTAJ news van the night of the riot — actions that cost over $180,000. He is the second person this week to be sentenced in connection with incidents the night of the Nov. 9 riot.
As previously reported, Ryland Boggess, 19, of Boalsburg, pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge and will serve 30 days to 23.5 months in prison. He also pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for which he will serve 12 months probation, according to the Centre County Office of the District Attorney. He was sentenced to pay $3,978 in restitution.
Bogess pulled down a lamppost on the 200 block of East Beaver Avenue the night of the riot.
In total, more than 40 people were charged in connection with the riot that caused over $200,000 in damage and involved at least 4,000 people.
The riot broke out after the Board of Trustees announced the firing of former President Graham Spanier and Paterno following charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.