14-Year-Old Charged in Hate-Based Vandalism of Owensboro Mural

Mural vandalized at Kendall Perkins Park, blurred before publication

Police in Owensboro have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection to the January vandalism of the mural at Kendall Perkins Park.

Posted: May 13, 2021 9:46 AM
Updated: May 13, 2021 10:33 AM

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a January vandalism at Kendall Perkins Park.

The Owensboro Police Department said Thursday that the 14-year-old boy was now facing the charge of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree (Enhancement) for the hate-based vandalism of a mural at the park.

The image above depicts the vandalism but was heavily blurred before publication. The vandalism included racial slurs and hate-based symbols.

Mural Before Being Vandalized - NorthWest Neighborhood Alliance

Original Story: Owensboro Mural Vandalized With Racial Slurs, Hate-Based Images

OPD says the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with more information on the case can call OPD at 270-687-8888 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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