Five arrested in defacement of Aiken school with graffitti

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 12:15 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 8:47 PM
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AIKEN – Five suspects were arrested Monday afternoon for tagging an Aiken high school last month.

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Nickalas Myers
Nickalas Myers

Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Nickalas Myers, 17, of Aiken with two counts of illegal graffiti vandalism, Andrew Meisenheimer, 18, of Aiken, with three counts of illegal graffiti vandalism, Landon Yarosh, 17, of Aiken, with two counts of the same charge, said public safety Capt. Wendell Hall. Two juveniles, a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old, were also charged in the incident.

Police believe the teenagers spray-painted messages on South Aiken High School sometime around Oct. 23, Capt. Hall said. The messages were not gang-related, he said.

Investigators were able to apprehend the suspects by checking surveillance video at the Walmart located on Richland Avenue around the date of the crime. The video identified one of the suspects purchasing spray paint and other items, Capt. Hall said.

South Aiken High School officials said the graffiti caused more than $1,700 worth of damage to the building, Capt. Hall said.

The adult suspects could each face a fine of $1,000 and between 30 and 90 days in jail.

All three suspects were released today on their own recognizance, according to a jail official.

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Notreally
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Notreally 11/10/09 - 02:02 pm
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I wonder if this group may be

I wonder if this group may be the culprits for defacing the confederate monument downtown. Alright RCSO you should look into this.

RoadKing
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RoadKing 11/10/09 - 02:09 pm
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Let's hope our judicial

Let's hope our judicial system applies the maximum penalty to all involved for this crime.

CarlA
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CarlA 11/10/09 - 02:10 pm
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Notreally, Nope those guys on

Notreally, Nope those guys on tape spray painting the monument! Got faces, and vehicle descriptions.

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 11/10/09 - 06:30 pm
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Hey Hey...where are those

Hey Hey...where are those cocky smiles at now boys? You ain't so bad afterall are you? Go ahead, start crying when Daddy picks you up. Poor little things.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 11/10/09 - 07:22 pm
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Where is Whipping Post, Apex,

Where is Whipping Post, Apex, Lola jeans, Irish and KSL on this one. I guess since the Perpetrators are White they have no comments.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 11/10/09 - 08:50 pm
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Apex???????? Phil????????Lola

Apex???????? Phil????????Lola Jean???????? Whining post??????

andywarhol
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andywarhol 11/10/09 - 11:15 pm
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Ha, 2 of the 3 have those

Ha, 2 of the 3 have those totally cool douche bag haircuts like Gov Blagojevich!

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corgimom 11/10/09 - 11:28 pm
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I'll comment, they are all a

I'll comment, they are all a bunch of sorry losers. Each one looks worse than the one before them. Since they have so much free time on their hands, they need to get jobs and work to pay off their damages.

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