Dekalb County police have charged 43-year-old Kenneth Anthony Wilson for the vandalism of a statue at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts on October 20 in Atlanta. Wilson is accused of placing a noose around the neck of the bronze statue of the slain rapper.

The incident was initially being treated as a hate crime, but authorities now believe there was no racial motivation. Wilson was charged with second-degree criminal damage to property and is being held in jail on $1,500 bond.