TAZEWELL - A father and son are each
facing a class-one misdemeanor charge after allegedly spray painting rocks
along a roadside in Tazewell County.
Paul Donald Cruey, 38, of Cedar Blue
and Nathan Allen Laney, 18, of Thompson Valley, are each charged with one count
of vandalism, according to Sheriff Brian Hieatt.
Hieatt said his deputies received
calls about suspicious cars in the Cove community on April 26. Officers responded
and reportedly found Cruey and Laney, as well as several rocks along the
roadside that had been spray painted and vandalized.
Officers then forced the two suspects
to leave the area, according to Hieatt. Authorities pursued what charges to
take against the men, took out warrants on Friday and served the warrants on
have such beautiful communities throughout Tazewell County and we take the act
of someone trying to destroy it very seriously,” said Hieatt.
Cruey and Laney each face up to twelve
months in jail and/or up to $2,500 dollars in fines, according to Hietatt. The
two suspects are scheduled to appear in general district court in June.