Talk Show Host Sentenced To A Month In Prison For Trail Vandalism

July 22, 2015

A man who was convicted of vandalism for tearing down a barricade on federal land in Montrose County has been sentenced to one month in prison.

The Denver Post reports David Justice, a radio talk show host in Gunnison, was sentenced Tuesday for leading a group in vandalizing the Bureau of Land Management's Cushman Creek Trail on July 21, 2013. The group tore out barricades, signs, posts, fencing and cut back vegetation to protest the agency limiting the trail to two-wheel vehicles, horseback riding and hiking.

Trail restoration was estimated to cost at least $2,500.

Justice, whose given name is Stanley Hugh Anderson, was charged in 2014 with one count of willful injury depredation against property of the United States.

He represented himself at trial in September.

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