A Black Lives Matter activist in Idaho has reportedly been arrested for allegedly smearing feces and throwing paint on an Abraham Lincoln statue.
Terry Wilson, 37, was arrested earlier this week by Boise police, who obtained a warrant after physical and electronic evidence was used to identify suspects, the Idaho Statesman reported.
In February, officers responding to reports of vandalism discovered the bronze statue — known as “Seated Lincoln” — of the 16th president in Julia Davis Park vandalized with feces, paint and signs, according to the paper.
City workers were able to clean the statue, which was not permanently damaged.
The suspect fled as officers tried to arrest him Tuesday, police said.
“Officers chased after Wilson and were able to stop him and take him into custody, at which time Wilson was found to be in possession of a firearm, marijuana and drug paraphernalia,” police said in a statement.
“Wilson was taken to the hospital and was medically cleared before being booked into the Ada County Jail,” they added.
He faces several misdemeanor counts, including injuring monuments, ornaments and public improvements, resisting and obstructing officers, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspect has identified himself online as an associate professor at Boise State University and has been described in local reports as the Boise Black Lives Matter chapter spokesman, according to the Daily Wire.
In an update, the news outlet reported that Boise State said Wilson is “not a current student nor employee of the university.”