Former Moorhead Detective Charged with Vandalism at Ex-Supervisor’s House

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A retired Moorhead Detective has been charged for allegedly vandalizing a former supervisor’s home.

 Robert Porter faces a misdemeanor intentional damage to property charge.

Court documents say Lt. Brad Penas called police after he found his front door was shattered by a glass ball in January.

Penas told investigators it’s possible that Porter had a personal grudge against him.

Porter’s attorney says her client fully cooperated with the investigation. 

If convicted, Porter faces up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Damages to the door were estimated at $164.

The Otter Tail County Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case to prevent a possible conflict of interest.

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