Attorney: Candidate’s arrest politically motivated

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An attorney says the Election Day arrest of a central Indiana town council candidate was politically motivated.

Democratic Yorktown Town Council candidate Richard Yencer Jr. was arrested Tuesday while greeting voters at a school.

A Delaware County sheriff's report says two Republican Town Council candidates said they were placing campaign signs Monday night when they spotted Yencer tearing up one GOP sign and others in his car. Yencer reportedly struck one of the two with his car while driving away.

Attorney Robert Beymer tells The Star Press that the Republican candidates involved had their facts wrong.

The 60-year-old Yencer was released on bond for preliminarily charges of theft and leaving an accident scene. He finished last among four candidates for two at-large seats on the Yorktown council.

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