Man charged for removing monument in Lee Plaza in court

The Lee monument was found in pieces by a Roanoke Police officer in late July
A trial date for William Foreman has not been set.
A trial date for William Foreman has not been set.(Ashley Boles)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:10 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The man charged with tearing down the Robert E. Lee monument in Roanoke appeared in court Tuesday.

70-year-old William Foreman told police he took the statue down with a U-haul in July.

His initial interview recorded on an officer’s body camera was played in court at the hearing.

Foreman’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the felony charge, but it was denied.

The case has been certified to Circuit Court for trial.

A date has not been set.

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