Suspect Arrested in Connection to Derogatory Graffiti

By: Allison Miller
By: Allison Miller

Forty-four-year-old Michael Barnstad is facing multiple counts of criminal damage to property.

Police say Barstad spray painted slanderous remarks on overpasses, sidewalks and other places frequented by the officer for unknown reasons.

Police also searched Barstad's house this morning removing a number of items and towing his truck as evidence.

Barstad remains in jail pending a $20,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday.

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