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Johnson City police: Graffiti artist caught red handed

Staff Report • Apr 28, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Johnson City police found a man with covered in spray paint still on his hands and arms after he went on a graffiti spree Saturday night in his own neighborhood, police said in a news release.

Mark L. Barnett, 28, 1734 Mary St., was charged with one count of felony vandalism and two counts of misdemeanor vandalism.

Police said Barnett spray painted graffiti on a residence at 1804 Mary St., as well as a power meter and a city street sign. Police found Barnett at his nearby residence, and he had spray paint on his hands and arms.

Barnett was jailed on $6,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance today.

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