Yadkinville, NC -- Police in Yadkinville have arrested two teenagers they say inscribed racial writing on the walls of a community park and a church.
Investigators said the teenagers wrote racial and anti-ethnic slurs on Yadkinville Community Park and Believer's Baptist Church. Town and church officials found the damages Monday morning.
They also accuse the teens of setting a fire on the floor of the men's restroom at the park. Police said the church's marquee was damaged from large rocks being thrown into.
Estimated damages at the park were in excess of $500.00 and the damage to the church sign was $1,800.00.
Police got help identifying the teenagers because they were caught on surveillance video at the park. The video showed two white males entering the park restrooms at around 5:00am.
After circulating pictures from the video, Detectives said the public came forward with tips that helped identify the suspects.
Tuesday, both teenagers were served warrants and released pending court appearances.
Teens identified as: Robert Evan Southard,16 of Yadkinville
Charges: 2 Counts Injury to Real Property, 1 Count Defacing Public Property , 1 Count Littering
Bond: Release to Parental Custody
Mark Issac Culler, 17 of King
Charges: 2 Counts Injury to Real Property , 1 Count Defacing Public Property , 1 Count Littering , 1 Count Attempted Breaking and Entering of a Building
Bond: $2,500 Unsecured