Ashland police arrested a 28-year-old Medford man Tuesday for allegedly posting pro-Nazi flyers around Ashland late Sunday or early Monday morning.
Justin Anthony Marbury was arrested on five counts of criminal mischief, according to a news release from Ashland police. Marbury was not listed in the Jackson County Jail Wednesday, and no information on further proceedings had been updated in court records.
Ashland police received several complaints of pro-Nazi flyers being left around downtown Ashland and released a photograph Monday of a man wearing a mask over the lower part of his face.
The flyers promoted white supremacy and the Nazi party. One flyer said, "We will secure the existence of our people and a future for white children," along with "Cascadian Nationalist Resistance" and a Twitter handle. Another flyer read, "A storm is coming," accompanied by two swastikas and a silhouette of a person wearing a helmet worn by Nazis in WWII.
Police said Marbury's arrest did not stem from the content of the signs, but for defacing property.
"However, the police department also recognizes that the particularly incendiary nature of the flyers made this situation more alarming and concerning to the department and to members of the community than a more innocuous flyer would have," the press release said.