Investigators identify suspects in vandalism case

Eaton County sheriff’s deputies say they’ve identified four people who were responsible for spray painting homes in a local subdivision with racially offensive words and images.

The Ashford Manor subdivision woke up to the images on August 31st.

Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich says the four suspects, all 17-year-olds, were spending the night at a home nearby and had been drinking before they went out.

Reich says they hit 15 homes in all.

He adds “the victims who owned property spray painted with these highly offensive words, symbols and images were very disturbed and disgusted by these outrageous acts along with many other people, including myself. Identifying these suspects so they could be charged and held accountable was a priority”.

The results of the investigation have been turned over to the prosecutor’s office, who will decide whether the teens face criminal charges and what they might be.

Stay tuned to 6 News for developments in this case.


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