Man arrested for hateful vandalism at Tuckahoe Little League complex

Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-30 23:21:00-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Police have arrested a man who they say damaged and vandalized the Tuckahoe Little League complex with racist messages.

Taylor Allen Ferrell was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with three counts of intentionally damaging a property or monument.

Crime insider sources tell CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett, Ferrell confessed his role in the vandalism to police.

Those sources also say Ferrell was found with spray paint cans in his car and paint residue on his hands.

Taylor Allen Ferrell

Taylor Allen Ferrell

The incident happened overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Offensive messages in black spraypaint covered the outside walls of the building. An officer on scene said because of the nature of the messages, the incident could possibly be reported as a hate crime, although right now the crime is being investigated as vandalism.

The vandalism included spraypainted words insulting those participating in the Black Lives Matter movement, along with immigrants and a message of “White Power” in black paint at the top of the wall. One message graphically insulted the President elect, Donald Trump.

The destruction of complex, located off John Rolfe Parkway in the West End, also included smashed urinal, toilets, and broken mirrors.

The park supervisor tells CBS 6 $5500 worth of damage was done to the complex.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.



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