OR neo-Nazi pleads no contest in hate-message case

Jimmy Marr entered the plea Wednesday during his initial court appearance

Jimmy Marr pleaded no content in a hate-message case after being arrested in September. October 13, 2016, (Jimmy Marr's Twitter page)
Jimmy Marr pleaded no content in a hate-message case after being arrested in September. October 13, 2016, (Jimmy Marr's Twitter page)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – A Springfield man who installed a large speaker on his rooftop and played a pro-hate message on loop has pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct.

The Register-Guard reports Jimmy Marr entered the plea Wednesday during his initial court appearance. He reached a deal with prosecutors that will allow him to get the charge dismissed if he doesn’t break any laws for six months.

Marr, a neo-Nazi, was arrested Sept. 29 as a community group held an anti-hate rally in a park near his home. Police said the group gathered to speak out against hate crimes and bigotry, when Marr began to play a recording of a pro-hate message from a speaker that he had placed on his roof.

Police said the recording could be heard for several blocks.

Jimmy Marr pleaded no content in a hate-message case after being arrested in September. October 13, 2016, (Jimmy Marr's Twitter page)
Jimmy Marr pleaded no content in a hate-message case after being arrested in September. October 13, 2016, (Jimmy Marr’s Twitter page)