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In a two-week period spanning May 1 to May 13, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office received 115 reports of criminal damage to mailboxes and reports of vehicles and residences being egged throughout the county, according to a release from the Effingham County Sheriff’s office.
The investigation into the rash of damage is still ongoing and some of the individuals believed to be responsible for these incidents have been arrested, the release stated.
According to Fayette County Sheriff Chris Palmer, 28 mailboxes in Fayette County were also damaged. The suspects in the case are believed to be connected to the damages here.
The release continues that Matthew A. Faught, of Dieterich and Trevor H. Donsbach, of Effingham, both 18 were arrested on Monday, May 10 and charged with criminal damage to property, both were released on cash bond.
Detectives at the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to locate video footage and interview witnesses, and results will be referred to the Effingham County State’s Attorney.
Anyone in Fayette County who may have been the victim of similar incidents are urged to call the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.