(The Guardian) – A man charged with stealing a Confederate monument during a bizarre ransom scheme that threatened to turn the relic into a toilet said he had shown how “police do not always get the right man” after authorities recently abandoned the national headline-making prosecution against him.
“If anyone out there has had their position changed on that based on my ordeal, then I suppose at least something positive came from it,” Jason Warnick, a New Orleans tattoo shop owner, said in a statement to the Guardian after Alabama prosecutors dismissed a theft case they had filed against him.
n 2021, the district attorney in Selma, Alabama, publicly accused Warnick or someone he knew of learning about the Jefferson Davis memorial chair during an annual tour of local historic homes.
Warnick denied ever having gone to Selma. But after news reports surfaced that the 500lb stone relic worth about $500,000 had been stolen, investigators came to accuse him of being responsible after…Man cleared of charges in ransom plot to turn Confederate chair into a toilet | US crime | The Guardian