Deputies seek tips after Trump, Freitas sign slashed in Culpeper

Posted at 5:18 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 17:21:15-05

CULPEPER, Va. -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to find whoever is responsible for damaging a campaign sign in Culpeper.

Culpeper County Sheriff's Office officials posted photos on Facebook Sunday ofa large sign for President Trump and 7th Congressional District candidate Nick Freitas that was slashed.

Deputies said the damaged signage, which is attached to a trailer near the intersection of Nales Mill and James Madison Highway/Brandy Road in the town of Culpeper, was discovered Sunday a.m.

"Please share this post as a request for leads and information to find the individual(s) responsible in this incident," sheriff's office officials said.

There is a reward of up to $2,000 for any info "leading to the arrest and prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for destroying the political sign," officials wrote.

If you have tips about the crime, call Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540-727-0300 or the non-emergency line for the sheriff's office at 540-727-7900.

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