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Dalton Man Charged With Burning Biden-Harris Hay Bales

Oct 13, 2020

A Dalton, Massachusetts man has been arraigned on charges of burning personal property after a Biden/Harris campaign display was torched in the town Friday.

The Berkshire County District Attorney’s office says 49-year-old Lonnie Durfee is accused of using fire, gasoline and motor oil to destroy hay bales supporting the Democratic ticket at Holiday Brook Farm.  

“This is a sad reflection of the vast polarization in our country and in the Berkshires. We believe Mr. Durfee destroyed personal property because he disagreed with the property owner’s political views. Our community will not accept those types of actions under any circumstances,” District Attorney Andrea Harrington said.

Her office is pushing for Durfee to be held by the court as a danger to the community. His dangerousness hearing is set for Friday.