A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly tore down several small U.S. flags that had been placed outside businesses to honor fallen Ogden (UT) Police Officer Nate Lyday.
Police received a complaint Monday afternoon that a man was acting aggressively toward the business owners and damaged the flag displays, Ogden Officer John Poulsen wrote in a probable cause statement.
Nathan Schaumkel, 29, was arrested and taken to the Weber County Jail, where he remained held Tuesday on $6,000 bond, the Standard reports.
The officer said he walked down the street and found Schaumkel. During the arrest, the officer found a pocket knife and a .223 caliber Remington rifle round in Schaumkel’s pockets, according to the affidavit.
The arrest affidavit said Schaumkel was booked on suspicion of third-degree felony possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and class B misdemeanor abuse of the flag.
Local businesses have been showing their support for Ogden police and the family of Lyday, who was killed last week while answering a domestic violence call.