DeLand Police Arrest Suspects In Downtown Graffiti Vandalism

By on December 14, 2018 in WNDB News

UPDATE (12-15-18): Two people are in custody, 31-year-old Bryant Best (left) and 27-year-old Amanda Teague (right), after being caught in the act of spray-painting graffiti in downtown DeLand.

At about 2:30 a.m. today, DeLand Police received an anonymous call that two people were painting walls in the downtown area.

Officers responded and found Best and Teague in the parking lot of the Blind Pig.  The pair tried to walk away from the officer.  He turned on the emergency lights on the patrol car and commanded the pair to stop.  Best responded but Teague walked a bit further before turning back to the officer.

Both are charged with criminal mischief, with Teague receiving an additional charge of resisting without violence.

Earlier reporting below.

DeLand, FL – Graffiti vandals in DeLand have the attention of the DeLand Police Department.  The criminal mischief took place between 10 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 13) and 8 a.m. this morning (Dec. 14).

The incident report states that DPD was contacted about 8:30 a.m. today by the owner of Persimmon Hollow at 111 W. Georgia Ave.  The rear doors and windows of the business’ van were covered in black and yellow graffiti.  The east facing wall of the building was painted with red and yellow graffiti and blue was the color for another business.

Upon further investigation, the responding officer found that other buildings, doors, dumpsters, and electrical boxes had multi-colored graffiti on their surfaces.

Surveillance footage is being reviewed.  No suspect information is available at this time.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the DeLand Police Department.


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