Lauderdale Co. Sheriff’s Office: Man charged after throwing paint on Confederate monument

Seth Jones Robinson

Deputies said they watched him do it.

Posted: Oct 14, 2021 1:18 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2021 7:24 PM

A man faces multiple charges after authorities say he threw paint on a Confederate monument in Florence.

Seth Jones Robinson threw purple and blue paint on the monument outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse about 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they watched him do it. 

Robinson is charged with criminal trespassing, attempting to elude, criminal mischief and desecration of a venerated object.

The sheriff’s office said the statue immediately was pressure-washed to remove the paint.

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