Delaware County Candidate Arrested

A political candidate in Delaware County was arrested yesterday after being accused of throwing his competitor’s campaign literature down a sewer drain.

A report from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Rick Gemienhardt was arrested yesterday for theft and criminal mischief. The candidate for the county’s Republican Party Central Committee is accused of following his 18-year-old opponent Adam Fleischer and picking up the literature Fleischer left at several houses.

Three homeowners backed Fleischer’s claims, but Gemienhardt denies the charges.