Pennsylvania man arrested for December vandalism of Asheville City Hall

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(Source: Asheville Police Department)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – A Pennsylvania man was arrested for a December vandalism of Asheville City Hall.

According to the Asheville Police Department, Reece Sebastian Jaksec, 22, was arrested on Jan. 6.

Officials said Jaksec graffitied the side of a city building on Dec. 11 with profanity. Then on Dec. 31, he threw rocks with the messages of ” You started a war” and ” You’re waging war”, damaging windows at City Hall, a building in the National Register of Historic Places. 

APD said Jaksec was charged with:

  • Two counts of placing and exhibit with intent to intimidate (one of which was specifically while wearing a mask to conceal identity)
  • Damage to real property
  • Two counts of deface public property
  • Two counts of graffiti vandalism

Jaksec and several other activists were recently banned from all city parks after being charged with trespassing and resisting arrest during a protest event in Aston Park on Dec. 25, officials said. 

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