Chanthalyxay final graffiti suspect to waive preliminary hearing

<strong>LOGAN—</strong>Andy Chanthalyxay of North Logan, 18, was the final suspect in the recent graffiti spree to waive his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning in the Cache County First District Court. All three adult suspects in the graffiti and vandalism spree earlier in the month have pre-trial hearings set for July.

Within a few days of the graffiti and vandalism spree, Chanthalyxay, Matthew Jensen, Dustin Kirby, and a 15-year-old minor were arrested and charged on suspicion of involvement. The three adults are each charged with graffiti violations, some of which are felonies.

Chanthalyxay was charged with 92 counts, 47 of which are for graffiti violations, 23 are criminal trespass, and 22 possessions of graffiti materials.

Chanthalyxay was charged with second and third-degree felony graffiti violations, as well as Class A and B misdemeanors, according to the charging documents. In Utah’s legal code it says a person may be charged with a second-degree felony for graffiti if the damage is in excess of $5,000, a third-degree felony if the damage is in excess of $1,000 and a Class A misdemeanor if the damage is in excess of $300.

Officials have yet to determine how much the damage will cost monetarily, but estimates are in the range of $50,000.

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