Earp, CA: Deputies and Bureau of Land Management Rangers arrest a man for felony vandalism on federal land.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 2:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, deputies along with the assistance from Bureau Of Land Management Rangers, arrested a man, identified publicly by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station as 34 year old Skyler Gene Butts from Parker, Arizona for more than 30 taggings on federal land.
The investigation started over a year ago when officers received reports of taggings in various areas on BLM property near Parker Dam.
The taggings displayed and supported the “Flat Earth Research” and “Rise above movement”.
On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, Butts was seen on surveillance cameras driving his company vehicle and spray painting the side of a BLM restroom facility near 1201 Parker Dam Road.
Butts was positively identified as the suspect during the investigation.
Estimated damages for defacing the property is estimated at over $5,000.00.
Butts was arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail on felony vandalism charges.
His bail amount was set at $25,000.00.
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