Vandal Defaces Political Sign in Wheeling with KKK Message


Police in Ohio County are looking for leads after someone vandalized a political sign by spray painting a candidates face with black paint and painting the phrase “KKK” across the sign.

According to Wheeling Police Department Chief Deputy Marty Kimball, the incident happened overnight and police believe it could be someone who is also tagging grafitti in the area.

Kimball said the signature is unique, and looks like others that are active in North Wheeling and Downtown.

“I’m not bothered by it and I’m not going to retaliate because that not right I’m going to pray for the person and move on, so if they hate me that bad and what I stand for, or don’t want me to run for city council, nothing has changed. On May 10th I plan to be there and I plan to win,” said Loma Nevels.

Now there were cameras in the flower bed but those were spray painted with the black paint as well.

As of right now there are no leads.

If you have any information that could help police track down a suspect, you are urged to call our anonymous Lauttamus Security Crime Fighters tip line at 1-800-223-0312.

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