- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa City man accused of throwing two tomatoes at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will stand trial in the case.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (https://icp-c.com/1Q22SsV ) that trial for 28-year-old Andrew Joseph Alemao has been set for March 22. Alemao is charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. University of Iowa Police say Alemao was seen throwing two tomatoes at Trump during a speech Jan. 26 in Iowa City. It’s not clear whether the tomatoes hit anyone.

Alemao is free while awaiting trial. His attorney, Al Smith, says he has asked for a jury trial and that his client “is innocent until proven guilty.”

If convicted, Alemao faces up to 30 days in jail or a $625 fine.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/

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