PITTSBORO, NC (WNCN) — Two teens have been charged with “tagging” many areas in Chatham County — including mailboxes, a middle school and country club — with various “inflammatory messages,” including “White Power” and KKK lettering, Chatham County deputies say.
Kaelan Lee Dixon, age 18, and Camden Hunter Spinks, age 16, are charged with defacing a Public Building and Injury to Personal and Real Property, according to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies linked the teens to “multiple incidents” that occurred along Siler City Glendon Road in late September 2015, according to Deputy Sara Pack with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
“Residents of Siler City Glendon Road reported ‘tagged’ mailboxes and inflammatory messages painted on the roadway during this time,” Pack said in a press release.
“Dixon and Spinks are also suspected of tagging property at the Siler City Country Club, Bray Park, and Chatham Middle School,” she added.
Pack explained what the pair are accused of writing in the graffiti, which she added was on public areas and is not considered a “hate crime.”
“The duo chose to graffiti items at each location with swastikas, the words ‘White Power’ and the letters ‘KKK’,” Pack said.
Spinks surrendered to the Chatham County Detention Center on October 26 and was later released into the custody of his parents, according to Pack.
Dixon was arrested on a warrant on October.
Both are scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on November 23.