Media Relaese 3-2010 | University of Missouri Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE -- March 3, 2010

Contact: Captain B. Weimer
Office (573) 882-5923
Cellular (573) 999-1979

STATEMENT ON ARREST RELATED TO INCIDENT AT GAINES/OLDHAM BLACK CULTURE CENTER:

On March 2nd at approximately 7:30 p.m. officers from the University of Missouri Police Department arrested the following individuals in reference to the incident that occurred on Feb. 26th in front of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center:

Sean D Fitzgerald
Date of Birth: 9/28/1990
Male/White

Zachary E Tucker
Date of Birth: 9/16/1988
Male/White


Both were arrested for one count of Revised Missouri Statute 569-090 Tampering in the second degree class D Felony due to sentencing provisions under Revised Missouri Statute 557.035 Hate crimes - provides enhanced penalties for motivational factors in certain crimes.

This arrest was made possible due to an anonymous tip received by the department. Additional details cannot be released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

The department would like to thank the community for assistance received in bringing this incident to a successful conclusion.

MUPD 3-2010