Petition sparks ‘nonincident’ |

Petition sparks ‘nonincident’

SILT ” There is no truth to a rumor that 9th Judicial District Attorney Colleen Truden’s husband, Fred, had an altercation with a man signing a petition seeking to recall the district attorney during the Silt Heyday celebration on Saturday, Aug. 6, according to Silt Police Chief Paul Taylor.

“It wasn’t even an incident,” Taylor said. “It was nothing.”

Taylor said an unidentified male was signing a petition in the park when Fred Truden approached the man and asked whether he had all his facts straight before he signed.

“The man felt uncomfortable and came and got me,” Taylor said. “But there was no nastiness, there was no altercation. I explained to Fred that they had every right to get the petition signed.”

But Taylor also said that Fred Truden had the right to ask questions of people signing the petitions, just like the petitioners did.

The “nonincident” happened around noon, just after the parade ended.

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