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Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park
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A monument in Savannah's Battlefield Park was badly damaged by a vandal on March 2, and police now have charged a suspect in the incident. - photo by Photo provided.

SAVANNAH — With the public’s help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

Fort Stewart soldier Zackery Wilcox, 19, of Kansas, has been charged with two felonies — criminal damage to property in the second degree and interference with government property.

In March, surveillance cameras captured footage of a man driving a navy-blue Ford Mustang into Battlefield Park, located at Louisville Road and MLK Jr. Boulevard. The footage then shows the car spinning circled on the parade ground and monument area.

The monument stones sustained serious damage, and deep holes were left in the parade ground lawn. This incident caused several thousand dollars in damages, according to SCMPD officials.

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