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Charged for malicious mischief for graffiti

Series: Crime Briefs | Story 28

September 24, 2020

PULLMAN—A charge of malicious mischief in the first degree have been filed against an 18-year-old Pullman man for a graffiti spree in June that left 12 locations tagged with generally vulgar words and symbols. Approximate total amount for removal of the spray paint graffiti is $7,870.

The charge is against Jacob Rider, who would have been 17 at the time of the vandalism. According to the probable cause report filed in Whitman County Superior Court, the offenses occurred the night of June 10. Businesses, vehicles and other locations were spray painted, many with pictures of male genitalia, the word “penis,” the F word and other symbols and words.

According to the report, the pair believed responsible for the acts approached officers and Rider later admitted to his part in the graffiti.

Charges have not yet been filed against the second person who was 15 at the time of the incident.

Preliminary hearing for Rider has been set for Oct. 2.


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