Official Release: Update on yesterday’s incident at Rockwall County Courthouse

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 6, 2019) Following reports and some misinformation being shared on social media yesterday, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department released this official press release regarding yesterday’s incident at the Rockwall County Courthouse:

On Thursday, December 5, 2019 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a group of 1st amendment advocates arrived at the Rockwall County Courthouse. The Sheriff’s Office was aware of the group’s intent to conduct a peaceful rally beforehand. Around 9:30 a.m., a small number of those in attendance began defacing county property with what appeared to be colored chalk. Rockwall County Deputies identified those involved and made arrests for Criminal Mischief. The individuals arrested were Lorraine Hendricks of Tucson, Arizona, Kyle Shockley of Tybee Island, Georgia, Patrick Roth of Ferris, Texas, and Christina Phillips of Berryville, Arkansas. The rally continued without further incident until about 5:00 p.m. with the participation ranging from approximately ten to forty people throughout the day.

Blue Ribbon News staff report. 

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