Graffiti Suspect Arrested in Royal Oak

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(Royal Oak Police, Jan. 30, 2015)


On January 29, 2015, at 1:46 a.m., Royal Oak officers arrested, Carson Matlock, a 19-year-old homeless man, for drawing graffiti on city property. While patrolling the Central Business District officerschazzano game ad saw Matlock crouched down near a utility pole at Washington and Lincoln. When he walked away they observed a fresh drawing in red paint. Officers stopped him, observed red paint on his hands, and found red paint markers in his pocket. Officers checked the area and found six (6) other drawings in the immediate area consistent with the graffiti on the utility pole.

Matlock was charged with two (2) counts of Malicious Destruction of Property $200.00 to $1,000.00. Each charge is a misdemeanor offense, with a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $2,000.00 fine. He was also charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol, a misdemeanor offense, with a penalty of up to a $100.00 fine. Matlock is currently on probation for a Malicious Destruction of Property conviction in Ferndale for drawing graffiti on parking meters.seed22_Angela_Fisher

On January 30, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., Matlock was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Derek Meinecke in the 44th District court. His bond was set at $300. His next court date is scheduled for February 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

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