Concord Police arrested a teenager Thursday in connection with damaging gravestones at the city-owned Oakwood Cemetery.
When police arrived around 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery, at 461 Church St., they approached Afdal Azam Ali Leach, 19, of Kannapolis, who had an axe and machete with him at the time, police said.
Leach, who was arrested without incident, was charged with four counts of felony defacing or desecrating a grave site. More charges are expected.
Police said as many as 75 different graves sites may have been damaged. Authorities are documenting the damage and notifying affected families.
Leach was arrested recently in September in Kannapolis for allegedly having a weapon of mass destruction, after being found with a tennis ball filled with match heads, authorities said.
At the time of his arrest in September, Leach was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and resisting public officers.
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