Four of them were charged with acts of vandalism in Fayetteville, including a Gillespie Street church
Three people have been arrested and one person remains under investigation in a string of vandalism earlier this month including vulgar and racist graffiti spray-painted on a church on Gillespie Street.
According to a press release and records from the Fayetteville Police Department:
The arrest report shows that Raybert Robinson, 21, of Fayetteville, was arrested at 3 a.m. Saturday in the 7600 block of Raiford Road on charges of injury to real property, conspiracy to misdemeanor and violating the city’s graffiti ordinance.
The arrest report shows Dominic Smith, 18, of Fayetteville, was arrested at 8 p.m. Thursday at his Seaford Drive home on 13-count charges of injury to real property, misdemeanor conspiracy and violating the city’s graffiti ordinance.
• Gabriel Cross, 19, of Fayetteville, was booked into jail about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, jail records show. He is charged with 13 counts of injury to real property, misdemeanor conspiracy and violating the city’s graffiti ordinance, the statement said.
Police are still searching for Quantavis Moultrie, 21, of Hope Mills, on warrants charging him with 13 counts of mischief to real property, misdemeanor conspiracy and violating the city’s graffiti ordinance.
According to police, on November 9 and 16, 13 locations were vandalized, including an apartment building at 137 Pearson Street and the Greater Christian Unity Church on Gillespie Street, which was bombed twice.
Investigators identified the suspects by reviewing “countless hours” of video surveillance, the statement said.
“Video surveillance footage downtown provided probable cause to obtain arrest warrants,” the statement said.
Court records show Smith faces 39 counts of real property mischief, conspiracy and violating the city’s graffiti ordinance, charges pending against him in Cumberland County District Court. Court records for the others were not available Saturday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective B. Gerald at 910-309-7768.
Public safety reporter Joseph Pierre can be reached at email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: The Gillespie Street church was among the sites marred by racist graffiti