Tattoo artist accused of spray painting Bismarck businesses is acquitted

BISMARCK, ND (AP) – A tattoo artist accused of spraying his logo on some businesses in Bismarck has been acquitted of the crime.

The prosecutor, who handled the case against 33-year-old Richard Hudson and was verbally abused by the judge during the trial, was released ahead of the verdict hearing on Wednesday.

Hudson was accused of painting the word CRAN, which is his label, on a number of businesses and a railroad bridge, causing about $ 18,000 in damage.

A jury only considered 10 minutes before finding Hudson not guilty.

South Central District Judge John Grinsteiner spoke up before Assistant Burleigh County Attorney Scott Miller Wednesday for mistreating prosecutor’s exhibits and ignoring an order issued by the judge.

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