Arab police have 3 suspects in obscene graffiti case
ARAB, AL (WAFF) - Police officers in Arab now have three suspects connected to obscene vandalism that stretched from Arab out into Marshall County.
Investigators in Arab and Guntersville worked together to catch the graffiti artists, which led them to three area teenagers.
“The 18-year-old went to the high school and then we later determined there was two other individuals with him. One was 15 and one was 16,” said Chief Ed Ralston.
Chief Ralston says all three suspects are students at Arab High School. Their signature markings began popping up around town last week and they managed to evade police for a while.
It wasn’t until the suspects tagged Guntersville High School that their luck ran out. Thanks to surveillance video at the school, authorities were able to identify the car the suspects were driving.
“The SROs for both schools, Guntersville High School and Arab High School got together and ID'd these individuals. The school talked to them, they confessed,” Chief Ralston said.
“We brought them up here and did an interview with them, with their parents present. They confessed to all the signs that they had done the graffiti to, so the charges are pending.”
Chief Ralston says they're still assessing the damage, but charges will be filed in the coming days.
We’re told two of the suspects will be charged as juveniles through the Albertville court system, while the 18-year-old will be charged as an adult in Arab.
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