3 arrested in vandalism spree

RUTHERFORDTON — Three suspects have been arrested and charged in the vandalism crime spree the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017. Collin Ray Hipp, Branson Allen Conley and Andrew Patrick Crosland were identified by numerous tips from the public. All three were released on bond or written promise to appear.  Their arrest information is shown below.

Second Baptist Church, St. Johns Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, RC Jail, Sanger Medical Clinic, Farmers Friend, personal residences and property and WCAB were all vandalized with statanic symbols, obscene words and drawings, and gang signs. Vandals returned the following night to smash windows at St. Johns with beer bottles.

No date has been set for trial.