James Trainor was arrested Monday after allegedly threw a stone at the glass of the door sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, office. The police said they did not believe that the vandalism was random.
(Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office)
The Roanoke police arrested a man who threw a stone through the door of Democratic sen. Mark Warner’s office early Monday.
James W. Trainor, 36, was arrested on Monday, a police spokeswoman told Fox News. He’s probably reported the only suspect in the case and witnesses, to see him carrying stones, the spokeswoman said.
Trainor allegedly targeted the building, but the motive is still under investigation, according to police. He was charged with the crime, property damage. Other costs may come later.
The door to Senator Mark Warner’s office in downtown Roanoke was shaken Monday after it seems someone threw a stone at the glass of the door. https://t.co/t1F2IPkYlD pic.twitter.com/j1iL06MUu9
— WFXR News (@WFXRnews) 23. July 2018
The police was notified that a brick had been thrown through the glass front door of the Warner’s office in Roanoke, Virginia, shortly after 7:30 am, WDBJ-TV reported. No one was in the office at the time, police said.
Warner addressed the vandalism on social media, says: “We are all very grateful for the quick, professional response of the Roanoke police.”
Early in the morning, someone threw a rock through the front office window, in my Roanoke office. Fortunately, by the hour, there was nobody there, and no one was hurt. We are all very grateful for the quick, professional response of the Roanoke police.
— Mark Warner (@Mark Warner) 23. July 2018
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the incident was “very disturbing.”
“I condemn any destruction of property or violence directed against elected representatives,” he said in a tweet. “Thanks to the law enforcement authorities to act quickly.”
This morning’s incident in Sen. @mark Warner’s Roanoke office is very disturbing. I condemn any destruction of property or violence directed against a mandate-holder. Thanks to the law enforcement authorities to act quickly. https://t.co/RyqrCAC9SR
Bob Goodlatte (@RepGoodlatte) 23. July 2018
The Roanoke City Jail, a judge said Trainor was “aggressive” and “uncooperative” during his arrest, The Roanoke Times reported.
His address is listed as a Ministry that helps the homeless, and he has ties to Florida and Massachusetts, the newspaper said.
Trainor was released recently from prison where he served time for the attempted second-degree murder, to beat if he tries a man with a car in the year 2013, according to The Roanoke Times.
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