Turf Spray-Painters Face Felony Charges

Two teenagers who allegedly spray-painted a Mississippi high school's football field last week have been charged with felonies because of the cleanup cost, according to The Clarion-Ledger statewide newspaper. Adam Cook and Tyler Dearman, both 17, were arrested by police in Brandon, Miss., and charged as adults with felony malicious mischief for allegedly spray-painting "BHS" and paw prints (referring to the Brandon High School Bulldogs) on the new synthetic turf at Pearl High School.

Damage is estimated at $1,200; the threshold for a felony is $500. Each boy posted $5,000 bond and declined a preliminary hearing, so their cases are headed to a Rankin County grand jury, probably in October.

Meanwhile, a chemical was applied to the turf at Ray Rogers Stadium to remove the red paint prior to Pearl's Friday-night game against Brandon - which the Bulldogs lost by three points in overtime.

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