Alleged Gerald Ford grave vandal enters not guilty plea




GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 19-year-old man suspected of defacing the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor costs.

The Grand Rapids Press critiques Christian Johnson entered the plea Monday to costs of larceny and malicious destruction of property of tombs or memorials.

Police have talked about Johnson and a female co-defendant turned themselves in after the March 27 incident and returned a missing letter. Johnson has apologized, saying he didn’t know what the gravesite was.

The co-defendant bonded out of jail Monday and has not however been arraigned. She faces a misdemeanor rely of receiving and concealing stolen property valued at decrease than $200.

The Fords are buried outside a Grand Rapids museum dedicated to Gerald Ford’s presidency.




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