Media Relaese 5-2011 | University of Missouri Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE -- Feb. 12, 2011

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

Statement on Arrest Related to Incident Near Hatch Hall:

On Feb. 12th at 9:30 p.m. investigators from the University Police Department arrested Benjamin A Elliott in reference to the spray paint incident at Hatch Hall reported earlier in the day.

Benjamin A Elliott
Date of Birth 03/10/1992
White Male

Elliot was arrested for Second Degree Property Damage RSMO 569.120 class D Felony due to sentencing provisions under Revised Missouri Statute 557.035 Hate Crimes - provides enhanced penalties for motivational factors in certain crimes. He was released to Boone County Jail on $4,500 bond.

Additional details cannot be released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

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