BUDA, Texas - Three teens were arrested in December for graffiti found in October at Johnson High School in Buda.
Paris Erhardt Foster, 17, of Kyle; Coleman Walker Johnson, 17, of Buda; and Timothy Allen Sharp, 18, of Kyle were charged with graffiti of a school, a state-jail felony.
The Hays County Sheriff's Office received a call on Oct. 20 around 10:30 a.m. that the front doors to Johnson High School in Buda were open and they had graffiti on them. Deputies found letters spray-painted on the front doors and glass, as well as graffiti spray-painted on the pillars.
Timothy Allen Sharp (Hays County Sheriff's Office)
The next day, the School Resource Officer was told there was more graffiti spray-painted on the turf on the football field and the surrounding track as well as on the track and field station and visitor's stadium seating.
HCSO says total damages were around $160,000, with the most significant portion being replacing the track and center logo on the football field, which couldn't be partially fixed due to the color scheme of both.
Coleman Walker Johnson (Hays County Sheriff's Office)
HCSO was able to identify four suspects seen on the school video camera after reviewing the footage, receiving a Crime Stoppers tip, and interviewing several students. After warrants were issued, three of the four surrendered themselves and were released on bond.
The fourth person in the video was not charged as they did not participate in the vandalism, says HCSO.
Paris Erhardt Foster (Hays County Sheriff's Office)
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call HCSO at 512-393-7896 and speak to the Criminal Investigations Division or call Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted on the Hays County Crime Stoppers website or by using the free P3Tips app.
Information leading to the arrest and indictment of criminal suspect(s) may be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1,000. All calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous.