SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN VETERANS PARK VANDALISM

Veterans Memorial Park Statue VandalizedJanuary 31, 2019

WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A suspect has been identified in the vandalism of a veteran’s park in Freeport on January 21st.

The 14-year-old suspect was located and interviewed following investigative leads involving a separate incident of criminal mischief.

The juvenile admitted to defacing the statute of three service members where a bronze M16A2 rifle replica was ripped from the figure at Veterans of War Memorial at Freeport City Hall.

On January 21st, a resident called Walton County Sheriff’s Office after finding the rifle replica in a wooded area on his property. Deputies later visited the park and observed the replica was forcibly removed from a statue located at the rear of the park.

Charges are pending in this case. WCSO will update this release when charges are filed.

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