Suspect Identified in UL Vandalism Case
ULPD has identified a suspect for the recent vandalism involving racial slurs found in a university building on UL Lafayette's campus.
An arrest warrant has been obtained for Gerald C. Knorr Jr. for institutional vandalism over $500 and criminal trespass. Knorr is neither a student nor a faculty member at the University.
Institutional vandalism over $500 is a felony punishable by up to two years in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor.
University Police are searching for Knorr, who does not have a valid address.
President Savoie of the University commends the UL Police department for good police work and thanks the students and faculty who came forward to help make the arrest. In an email to UL students, Savoie writes:
"We appreciate the work of our University Police and the willingness of students and faculty to come forward with information. These positive actions are a reflection of our inclusive culture that is intolerant of such repulsive behavior."