The Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Monday charged James R. Pinell, 47, of Lebanon, Ohio, with one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.
“Let’s [Get Out The Vote] to show the haters that we bigger than they are,” the party wrote. “Please come out and volunteer to get our voters to the polls.”
Local TV reports called the pile a “manure mystery.”
Pinell, wearing a Confederate cavalry officer’s hat, told the Enquirer in a video interview that said he plans to frame the police citation. He claimed responsibility for a similar manure dumping at the same location in 2012.
“I figured there was security cameras and stuff, but I didn’t care if I got caught because, one, it’s just a minor misdemeanor,” Pinell said of this week’s stunt. “It’s not like it’s a hate crime. It’s more just showing, you know, a simple gesture of frustration. ... It’s a bunch of horse crap, what’s going on in the presidency and with the Democratic Party.”
“The reasons for doing it is as big as the pile itself,” he said.
Pinell is scheduled to appear Nov. 3 in Lebanon Municipal Court for arraignment, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.