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Jeff Monson Faces 10 Years for “First-Degree Malicious Mischief”

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(Photo courtesy of ESPN The Magazine via Fightlinker.)

According to The Olympian, a warrant has been filed in Olympia, Washington, for the arrest of UFC vet Jeff Monson, after pictures of him spray-painting an anarchy symbol on the state Capitol were published in ESPN The Magazine. Monson is being charged with first-degree malicious mischief, a Class B felony with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; $19,000 was reportedly spent on cleaning up the graffiti, so they’d just be breaking even here. Says The Olympian:

[An] Olympia police detective recognized Monson as the source of the graffiti on surveillance footage captured by a camera at the Capitol, but the break in the case occurred after ESPN The Magazine published an article on Monson and his political views Dec. 29. A photograph of Monson leaving graffiti on the Capitol was included with the article, court papers state.

Sounds like an open-and-shut case — way to blow up our comrade’s spot, ESPN — but Monson hasn’t yet turned himself in. He plans to contact State Patrol, but he’s currently out of state and is "not sure what he’s going to do." Monson admitted the vandalism to The Olympian, and told them it was intended to protest the war in Iraq and economic inequality at home and abroad: