No charges to be filed in Schwartz, Hall campaign sign incident


Announced just after 9 p.m. May 2 by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, no charges will be filed in a case of missing campaign signs in Noblesville.


On April 29, the sheriff’s office opened an investigation into missing campaign signs of Steve Schwartz, a candidate in the upcoming Hamilton County Council District 3 primary race, at the intersection of 211th Street and Oakbay Drive.

After Schwartz had a camera set up at the intersection in an effort to find out who was removing the signs, the sheriff’s office confirmed April 30 the identity of a woman shown in photographs turned over to them by Schwartz to be Lisa Hall, wife of Schwartz’s opponent Mark Hall.

HCSO Public Information Officer Bryant Orem said Lisa Hall had been cooperative with the investigation.


On May 2, the sheriff’s office turned over its findings to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, and after reviewing the findings, said no criminal charges are forthcoming.

Mark Hall responded to the incident April 30, stating he was the only candidate with written permission, which he provided proof of, from the property owner, Dr. Marc Zipper, to place signs at the property. Schwartz later said he had verbal permission from the farmer who farms the land.

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