Man charged in Trump golf club damage seeks pretrial program

Richard McEwan was arrested for vandalizing Trump National Golf Club Bedminster’s golf course in New Jersey just weeks after allegedly breaking into Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island home. (Source: Somerset County Prosecutor's Office)

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The man accused of causing more than $20,000 in damage to President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course has applied for a program to get his charges dismissed.

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Richard McEwan, an employee at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, was charged with criminal mischief in September after he was found "doing donuts" in his vehicle on the property multiple times, the Courier News reported.

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Court records showed the 26-year-old McEwan applied for pretrial intervention last month and his application is still pending a judge's approval.

The program provides defendants, generally first-time offenders, with opportunities for alternatives to the traditional criminal justice process of ordinary prosecution, such as jail time.

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The Milford resident was also charged with breaking into singer Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion in August.

He was not wearing shoes when he was arrested because police said he told them he was taught to take his shoes off when entering someone's home to be polite.