Police say the suspects were hiding in the basement when they were arrested Tuesday night.
The feds report they are getting some leads from a reward offered to help solve a rash of arson the night the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced.
“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” he said in a statement.
The protesters have made their presence felt downtown – about 200 of them first gathered on the steps of the Old Courthouse, holding a mock trial for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch and police.
Prosecutor Jennifer Joyce will be at city police headquarters after the Ferguson grand jury decision is announced, setting up an “express lane” for prosecutors to handle paperwork.
Police say of the five people arrested, none were from Ferguson.
Ferguson protesters tried to crash Steve Stenger’s victory party after he defeated Republican candidate Rick Stream for the St. Louis County Executive seat by less than one percent of the 270,000 votes cast.
So-called “hybrid” versions of well-established gangs from big cities like Los Angeles and Chicago have set up shop in the Metro East.
Protests continue in Ferguson, but for the third straight night, there were no arrests.
There were more arrests in Ferguson overnight – this time about a dozen protestors were taken into custody for peace disturbance.