2 charged in Salisbury ‘slap tagging’ case

08/18/2014 2:59 PM

08/18/2014 3:00 PM

Salisbury police said Monday they have arrested two men in connection with numerous complaints about graffiti-related vandalism.

Investigators said the cases include “slap tagging,” a process in which suspects attach adhesive labels to property and then draw faces and write words on the surface.

The suspects were identified as Robert Corrwin Hamby, 23, of Salisbury, and Jeremy Wayne McKeithan, 27, of Woodleaf. Each was charged with 14 counts of injury to personal property and one count of first-degree trespassing.


Salisbury police Chief Rory Collins said residents and business owners have complained that someone has used words such as “pretzel,” “promo,” “juice box,” “saint,” “TLC” and “TPS” on vandalized surfaces.

Collins said the police department’s Street Crimes Unit identified Hamby and McKeithan as the suspects.

Police ask that anyone with information about additional cases of vandalism call authorities at 704-638-5333.

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