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Alleged: Teenager Damages City Parking Deck..$7,000 Vandalism; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

Posted bay Arkansas 911 News Chief Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

City of Hot Springs Deputy City Manager McPhate reported felony level damage to Hot Springs Police January 4, 2021.

Manager McPhate said that the #2 elevator at the city’s Exchange Street Parking Deck had been intentionally damaged to the tune of $7,135, around 5PM the day before.  The suspects were caught in the act on video surveillance footage.

HSPD Detective Woodall reviewed the video.  It shows 4 young’ins get on the elevator.  Brandon Hunter Lindsey, 19, of McGrew Road in Glenwood, is seen on video reaching above his head and causing damage to the ceiling.  He removed a metal support beam and placed it in his jacket.  The 4 guys exit the elevator briefly.  Then, they all get back on the elevator.

Brandon Hunter Lindsey, 19, of McGrew Road in Glenwood – Allegedly caught on video assisted a juvenile with destroying very expensive parts of a city elevator.

Mr. Lindsey again reaches to the ceiling, causes more damage and pulls down another metal support beam.

A second of these 4 people notices the video camera lens unit.  He looks right into the camera.  Then, both of these people mentioned grab the lens unit of the camera and pull it from it’s mounted position.  The video feed is lost at this point.

Part of this huge repair bill involves 2 PC boards that were damaged during the vandalism job.

Det. Woodall took still photos of these 2 suspects and passed them out to area schools to help I.D. them.  Mr. Lindsey was identified as the person damaging the ceiling/camera and a juvenile was identified as the person damaging the camera.  Det. Woodall positively identified the suspects, obtained an arrest warrant(s) and entered it into the police computer.

Det. Woodall invited Mr. Lindsey to the police department for a meeting on January 11, 2022.  Mr. Lindsey went and met with him.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Mr. Lindsey was arrested.

Mr. Lindsey was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Criminal Mischief.  Bond was set at $3,500.

The juvenile was not mentioned again in this arrest report.