(Updated 7 p.m.) Martha Dean’s campaign for attorney general is not commenting on her husband and campaign manager’s arrest in Canton on Sunday involving a dispute over lawn signs.
Canton police on Monday said that Malcolm McGough was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday after he allegedly confronted an Albany Turnpike resident for taking down signs McGough had just put up for his wife.
According to police, the resident went to remove the Dean signs and replace them with Ross Garber signs. Garber is Dean’s opponent in Tuesday’s Republican primary for attorney general.
The resident, identified by the Courant as Betty Fiora, called police.
Canton police told CTNewsJunkie on Monday that McGough tried to pull the signs out of Fiora’s hands and she alleges that during the brief scuffle, McGough pushed her. Police said McGough was concerned because a lot of Dean’s lawn signs had been disappearing.
The dispute happened on Fiora’s property.
Late Monday evening McGough’s lawyer Michael Day sent out a statement saying his client “denied the allegations made by Ms. Fiora in their entirety.”