City Man Charged With Tagging Several Businesses

A 52-year-old Jamestown man faces multiple charges after defacing several downtown businesses Friday morning.

Jamestown police began receiving complaints around 8:30 a.m. from area businesses saying that a subject was writing the world “Hades” on doors and windows with a black magic marker.

Police located the subject, whose name was not released, as he was writing on a West Third Street establishment and took him into custody without incident.

He is being charged with five counts of criminal mischief and five counts of making graffiti. The subject was taken to Jamestown City Jail where he is awaiting arraignment on the charges.