Chs PD arrest two people after downtown Confederate monument vandalized

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Police officers have arrested two people suspected of vandalizing a Confederate monument in downtown Charleston.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 23-year-old Charles Dennis Chandler of Charleston and 29-year-old Kayleigh Nicole Roberts of Goose Creek for vandalizing the Confederate Defenders monument in White Point Gardens using a “red paint like substance.”

Both are charged with damage to real property, and were being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

A police report states at 12:41 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the area of 2 Murray Boulevard for a report of vandalism.

“Once on scene, witnesses provided the officers with a description of the suspects,” said officials with Charleston police.

According to investigators, the suspects were located a short distance away on Murray Boulevard just west of King Street.

“They were identified by witnesses as the suspects who damaged the monument,” CPD officials said in a report. “The director of the city’s Parks Department was notified and he will have several Parks Department personnel clean the monument.”

Charles Chandler (Source: CCDC)

Charles Chandler (Source: CCDC)

Kayleigh Roberts (Source: CCDC)

Kayleigh Roberts (Source: CCDC)

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