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"Beav" And "Vomet" Graffiti Hearings Set For June 6

One alleged tagger accepts negotiated plea deal.

Two alleged serial graffiti vandals are expected to appear in court June 6th.

Douglas Grantham Jones, 19, and Christopher Erik Smith, 29 — are charged with multiple counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement and destruction of property.

Jones uses the tag "Beav," police say, while Smith uses the tag "Vomet."

Jones' attorney, has accepted a negotiated plea deal, though specifics of that agreement have not yet been released. He is expected to be sentenced on June 6th.

Smith's trial is expected to begin then, as well.

Atlanta Police Department graffiti officials are encouraging those property owners who have been affected to attend the proceedings to give their impact statements during Jones' sentencing.

Graffiti is a problem throughout the city, particularly in the Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland and Little Five Points.

Debbie Gathmann June 01, 2012 at 05:51 PM
American Family Insurance is reluctant to insure businesses within 100 yards of graffiti--they believe it's the beginning of more serious vandalism.
Péralte Paul June 01, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Is that your experience, Debbie?

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