'Johnny Cash' graffiti artist gets fine, probation
While Banksy rakes in cash and plaudits for his graffiti works Tyler James Olsen gets sent to jail - maybe its the subject matter. Maybe the judge just hates the 'boy called sue' singer Cash and is taking it out on Olsen. This country music tagger now finds himself well and truly tagged - electronically.
A 19-year-old graffiti artist who was arrested in September for spray painting the likeness of Johnny Cash on several Salt Lake City and Sugar House businesses was sentenced Monday.
Tyler James Olsen was ordered to pay a $350 fine and $3,200 in restitution and was put on 18 months' probation. Judge Randall Skanchy also sentenced Olsen to 365 days in jail, but suspended the jail time. Olsen was also ordered to undergo a substance-abuse and mental-health evaluation and submit to electronic monitoring as requested.