One arrested, one sought in vandalism in NW Harris Co.

Precinct 4 deputy constables say they have arrested 21-year-old Matthew Byford.

July 13, 2011 2:49:22 PM PDT
Officers have arrested a young man and want to find another as they investigate vandalism in northwest Harris County.

Investigators say the vandalism involved someone using a pellet gun to shoot out the windows of several businesses along the FM 2920 corridor. Precinct 4 deputy constables arrested 21-year-old Matthew Byford. Constable Ron Hickman said Byford was charged in two of about 30 incidents where someone shot out windows with an air pistol.

"It appears to have been just for fun. No malice involved or problems, conflicts with the business owners. Just kids out involved in mischief just purely for fun. They thought it'd be a cool thing to do," said Constable Hickman.

Byford remains jailed without bond. Constable Hickman says his deputies want to find several others who may have been involved in the vandalism.

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