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Pair arrested for string of car vandalisms

Damages to 9 vehicles estimated at $30K

The two teens charged with a $30,000 New Year’s Eve vandalism spree are now facing felony charges.

Matthew Ezekiel King and John Hisoire, both 18, were charged Monday with five counts of first-degree criminal mischief and one count each of second- and third-degree criminal mischief after nine vehicles were damaged in the Stoney Brook neighborhood of Clark County.

Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said additional charges are pending against the two as detectives are waiting on additional estimates for repairs.

According to the arrest warrants, Hisoire told detectives with the sheriff’s office they were riding around in the neighborhood when they found a frozen pumpkin near the road. They stopped to retrieve it and King continued driving while Hisoire threw the pumpkin at nine vehicles until it shattered.

Hisoire told detectives King never threw the pumpkin, according to the warrant.

There was no reason given for the vandalism, according to the warrant, other than hearing about other people doing similar things.

First-degree mischief is a class D felony with a sentence of one to five years upon conviction. The other two charges are misdemeanors.

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