ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a racial slur spray painted on a sculpture at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.

PHOTOS: Racial Slur Discovered On Statue At Mizzou

18-year-old Benjamin Elliott was arrested last night on a felony charge of second degree property damage.  Elliott faces the possibility of enhanced sentencing if convicted under the state’s hate crime provision. 

He’s been released on 45 hundred dollars bond.

The slur was found outside Hatch Hall yesterday. University of Missouri Chancellor Bradley Deaton was outraged over the graffiti, calling it hurtful and destructive.

Copyright KMOX News

Comments (6)
  1. Michael Kelly says:

    He looks to stupid to be in college. Also if you do not care for black people you might want to try a new hairstyle dumb ass!

    1. John stewart says:

      Worse. he’s probably from El-Salvador. Isn’t racism great?

  2. nathaniel h says:

    haha you just said he was to stupid…you mean “too” stupid….oooopppppssss i be trolling!

  3. Tom says:

    I’m just concerned for the well being of young Bart Simpson once this miscreant makes bail.

  4. bob thomas says:

    yeah, ben elliott is such a salvadoran name. you’re an idiot.

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