Oswalt Convicted, Dec. 12 Set for Sentencing

Andrew Oswalt now stands convicted  and sentencing is scheduled for December 12 at 11 am.

Found guilty on all charges – three counts of first degree intimidation and two counts of third degree criminal mischief – Oswalt could get up to 5 years in prison.

Oswalt openly admits to neo Nazi views. The charges stem from his attempt to intimidate attendees at a civil rights group meeting of Standing Up for Racial Justice in June 2017 at the First Alternative Co-op. What happened is that Oswalt affixed bumper stickers to attendee’s cars saying, “Racism is a horrible disease. You catch it from n*****s.” Attendees would later come out to their cars and discover they had been targeted by Oswalt.

The guilty verdict came from Judge David B. Connell, at the Benton County Courthouse after a two day trial. Oswalt through his attorney, opted for a bench trial instead of a jury, last week.