Man in custody for series of vandalisms in Jennings

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is now in custody for vandalism that occurred at more than a dozen places in Jennings, including churches and nonprofits.

Police say 40-year-old David Jackson was arrested Tuesday. He was charged Thursday with first-degree property damage. He does not yet have a listed attorney.

The vandalism happened in December and January. Police say at least 15 incidents happened in Jennings and two other crimes occurred in nearby towns.

The suspect threw chunks of concrete through windows and used a hammer to damage the buildings. None were burglarized. Police believe destruction of property was the lone motive.

Police released surveillance photos last week, and said a relative of Jackson’s identified him as a possible suspect.

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