Ann Arbor man charged with spray-painting Library Lane garage
An 18-year-old Ann Arbor man faces vandalism charges for allegedly spray-painting in the Library Lane underground parking garage in December.
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Tayo Norton was arraigned at the Washtenaw County Jail Wednesday afternoon on one felony count of malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000. Ann Arbor police Sgt. Paul Curtis said Norton was caught at 12:52 a.m. Dec. 27 spray-painting and using paint markers in the parking garage.
“It looks like he did quite a bit of damage to one spot,” Curtis said.
Norton is not believed to be any of the serial taggers whose work can be seen around Ann Arbor, Curtis said. No handle was spotted in the parking garage and the police report from the Ann Arbor incident wasn’t clear on if he was related to other incidents.
Detective Robin Larson was the lead investigator on Norton’s case. A message seeking comment was left with Larson Wednesday afternoon.
Magistrate Colleen Currie arraigned Norton Tuesday afternoon. He was given a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, meaning he will be allowed to leave jail on a promise to return for court hearings.
His preliminary exam is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 11.
Norton will be represented by the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office.