Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sign vandalism suspects arrested
By SUE WATSON
Two people have been arrested and charged with destruction of rural mailboxes and county road signs, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
The arrests follow a lengthy surveillance of locations on Potts Camp Road, Lebanon Road and CCC Road between Potts Camp and Waterford.
Investigators staked out problem areas with surveillance equipment to monitor areas where vandals had repeatedly torn down signs or mail boxes, he said. Two arrests were made after 26 signs or mailboxes had been damaged and two surveillance systems had been stolen, the sheriff said.
The arrests were made February 15 after several mailboxes and road signs were vandalized. A pickup allegedly used by the vandals to run over road signs was found in the area, with two flats. Evidence was also found in the pickup leading to the identification of one of the suspects, Dickerson said.
Deputies went to the 500 block of Puppy Hill Road and arrested David Wimberly Jr., 20, Dickerson said. They also arrested Trever Wayne Joyner, 19, of the 1800 block of Robert Ford Road, according to the sheriff.
The men are charged with multiple counts of malicious mischief and with grand larceny in the theft of the surveillance equipment, Dickerson said.
“We anticipate prosecuting these suspects to the fullest extent of the law,” the sheriff said.
Sexual battery arrest
Marshall and Union county investigators arrested a suspect on sexual battery and child pornography charges, Dickerson said.
Jacob Moore, 31, of the 400 block of West Cox Road, was arrested following a report of the sexual battery of a minor child, he said. Moore remains in Marshall County jail on $100,000 bond. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in June 2011.
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