Forrest statue vandalized, mayoral hopeful arrested - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Forrest statue vandalized, mayoral hopeful arrested

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis police said a man who wants to be mayor of Memphis vandalized a city statue.

Leo Awgowhat was arrested and charged with desecrating a venerated object and trespassing on cemetery property.

Police said he is the man who spray painted the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park.

This is at least the second time the statue has been vandalized in August.

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