Man arrested for vandalizing Jefferson Davis monument expected in court Thursday

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —  The man arrested for vandalizing the Jefferson Davis monument over the weekend is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

On Friday night at roughly 10:30 p.m., Richmond Police officers were called to the monument once again for another report of the monument being vandalized.

39-year-old Joseph Weindl is charged with vandalizing the monument by spray painting the letter “L” Friday.

Weindl confessed to the vandalism, but claims he is not responsible for spray-painting the phrase, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ the previous day. That investigation remains ongoing.

Weindl is being charged with with one misdemeanor count of destruction of property. The charge will be upgraded to a felony, however, once the cost of cleaning up the damage exceeds $1,000.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to call Property Crimes Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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