The man who was accused of spray-painting the outcropping of rock known as ‘Idiot Rock’ on the Parker Strip has pleaded guilty to criminal damage, a class six felony, in La Paz County Superior Court.
Bob Garland appeared with his attorney Michael Frame to make the change of plea, in which he acknowledged responsibility for the graffiti which drew outrage on Parker Live in 2015.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Garland would serve 4 days in the county jail, pay no more than $100,000 in restitution which would cover the safe removal of the paint from the river and could also be fined up to $150,000 plus 83 percent surcharges.
Garland’s record will drop to a misdemeanor if and when he successfully completes court-ordered probation. His case is set for sentencing by Judge Samuel Vederman, who presided at today’s change of plea hearing, on October 17th.
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