Former ETSU student who wore a gorilla mask pleads not guilty

JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL) – A former East Tennessee State University student accused of dressing up in a gorilla mask to intimidate people at a Black Lives Matter event waived his arraignment this morning when his attorney pled not guilty on his behalf.

Tristan Rettke was indicted by a grand jury on charges of civil rights intimidation, disorderly conduct and disrupting a meeting.

Witnesses said Rettke used racial slurs, intimidated them and made them concerned about what he was going to do next.

Rettke was not present in court Monday morning but his attorney pled not guilty on his behalf and the judge set his next court date for June 20.

Copyright 2017 WJHL. All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s