One of several protesters charged in connection with activities outside last spring’s Donald Trump rally in Kansas City has pleaded guilty.
Shane Michael Stange, 28, pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct in Kansas City Municipal Court. He received a sentence of 30 days in jail, which was suspended. He was placed on one year’s probation, and ordered to pay $48.50 in court costs.
Stange was one of four people charged with acting in a disorderly and provocative manner outside the Trump rally March 12 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland at 12th and Main streets.
The other cases are still pending. Megan Gallant, 36, has a court date Sept. 19. Kendrick Washington, 23, has a court date Sept. 9, and Alexander Fisher, 21, has a court date Sept. 20.
Another defendant, April Foster, 30, was charged with assaulting a police service animal for allegedly slapping a police horse outside the rally shortly before police released pepper spray into the crowd of protesters. Her case is currently scheduled on the Municipal Court trial docket for Sept. 21.
Trump’s visit attracted large crowds of supporters and opponents outside The Midland. The decision to release pepper spray prompted an outcry and drew protesters to a City Council committee meeting and to a Kansas City police board meeting to complain about unfair treatment by police.