Man admits to vandalizing Planned Parenthood

Police say an Augusta man turned himself in after breaking a window at Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning.

Odus Vaden McCutcheon, 54, of Central Avenue, has been charged with felony criminal damage to property in the second degree in connection with the incident, according to Richmond County jail records. He is being held on a $2,500 bond.

About 9:55 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to a tripped burglar alarm at Planned Parenthood at 1289 Broad St., where they found the front door and right-side glass broken by what appeared to be a hammer, according to an incident report.

After speaking with Mary Pierucci, the regional director of Planned Parenthood, and watching surveillence video, deputies were able to determine that the suspect was a white male wearing a yellow skull cap, a black jacket, blue jeans and white shoes. He was seen carying a plastic grocery bag containing a hammer.

About an hour later, deputies received a call from Anytime Bail Bonds at 611 Fourth St., where an employee said McCutcheon had admitted to the crime.

The employee told police that McCutcheon entered the business about 10:38 a.m. and said, “I am not a violent person, but I committed a crime. I need you to call the police.”

When deputies arrived, McCutcheon admitted to the crime and stated the people at Planned Parenthood were “killing babies,” so he broke the front window.

Police contacted the Glass Service Center of Augusta, which estimated the damage to be $725.

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