Benjamin Enderle

Moorhead mosque vandal sentenced, released from jail

Ellison on mosque Mosque clean up Benjamin Enderle MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A man who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a Moorhead mosque has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says 22-year-old Benjamin Enderle was released Friday after serving 95 days.  The remainder of the Enderle’s sentence will be suspended for five…

Accused Moorhead mosque vandal pleads guilty

Benjamin Enderle Ellison on mosque Moorhead, Minn. (KVRR) – A man accused of vandalizing the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center has pleaded guilty. Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle has agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony harassment.  Enderle is accused of spray painting  “Death to Islam” and “Go to Hell” at the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center. According to court documents, Enderle…

Man accused of painting hate messages on Mosque back in court

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A Moorhead man charged with vandalizing a Moorhead mosque made another court appearance Tuesday. Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle is charged with aggravated harassment because of bias and criminal damage to property because of bias. Enderle is accused of spray painting hate messages including “Death to Islam” and “Go to Hell” at the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center. According…

Local Muslims forgive man accused of painting hate messages on mosque

Benjamin Enderle is also invited to visit the mosque after Ramadan.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Moorhead Muslim Community and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations say they forgive the man accused of spray painting hate messages on the outside of a mosque in Moorhead. The community also invited 22-year-old Benjamin Enderle to visit the mosque with his family after Ramadan. Enderle is charged with felony harassment with…

Enderle says he vandalized Moorhead mosque ‘as a joke’

JUDGE SET BOND AT $40,000 WITHOUT CONDITIONS OR $20,000 WITH CONDITIONS

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Charges have been filed against a Moorhead man in connection to recent vandalism at a Moorhead mosque. Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle is charged with felony harassment with bias and felony criminal damage to property. Enderle is accused of spray painting hate messages at the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center.  “Death to Islam” and “Go to Hell” were among…

Walmart employee aids police in tracking down Moorhead mosque vandalism suspect

"This person in particular got it narrowed down to the time frame of when this incident happened and then gave that information to one of our detectives."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle sits in a Clay County jail tonight, accused of vandalizing a Moorhead Mosque. His arrest is being credited to a Walmart store employee. “An investigator came out when the mosque had video ready for us and we started working on the case,” Moorhead Police Chief Shannon Monroe said. Monroe recounts how a Walmart…

Moorhead mosque vandalism suspect arrested

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A man has been arrested for hate messages spray-painted on the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center. Moorhead Police say through tips including important information from a employee of a local business, detectives were able to take 22-year-old Benjamin Enderle of Moorhead into custody. Reports have been forwarded to the Clay County Attorney’s Office with the request of…