PD: Man charged for dumping manure at Warren County Democratic Party headquarters

Posted at 11:49 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 23:58:00-04

LEBANON, Ohio -- Detectives from Warren County Sheriff's Office have charged 47-year-old James R. Pinell for dumping a load of manure at the county's democratic headquarters around midnight Saturday.

Just like in 2012, a volunteer found a pile of poo in front of the headquarters on U.S. Route 42 in Turtlecreek Township, according to Rachel Harvey Katz, regional press secretary for Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Pinell, a Lebanon resident, was charged with one count of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree. He is scheduled to appear in Lebanon Municipal Court for arraignment on Thursday.

Bethe Goldenfield, county party chairwoman, called the incident a "minor blip on the radar."