Police identify two suspects connected to vandalism incidents

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Two teens have been identified as suspects after a couple’s holiday decorations were destroyed by vandals.

Officials with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office have announced they plan to charge two teenage boys who they say destroyed thousands of dollars worth of holiday decorations at a home in Bassett.

According to police, the boys are connected to three different vandalism incidents in the Bassett and Stanleytown areas of the county.

Michael and Sharon Peters told WFXR News they woke up on December 12 to find 26 of their holiday inflatable decorations slashed outside their home on Ridgewood Road in Bassett.

The decorations cost thousands of dollars in total, Michael Peters said, and he and his wife were offering a $500 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

According to authorities, the teens also committed vandalism at two businesses – Mullins Custom Exhaust on Oak Level Road in Bassett and The Crash Center on Edgewood Drive in Stanleytown. They targeted inflatable decorations and a vehicle, police said. 

Police said they plan to charge each of the teens with one count of felony vandalism and two counts of misdemeanor vandalism.

These incidents are still under investigation, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. 

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