A Fort Bend County grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old man accused of vandalizing 16 automobiles and driveways with racist graffiti and images in June.
Dominic Reale faces up to two years in a state jail if convicted of causing damage between $2,500 and $30,000 by use of graffiti.
He is accused of intentionally painting vehicles and driveways with racial slurs and graphic drawings on June 3 in the Hickory Creek neighborhood.
Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies, responding to more than a dozen calls of criminal mischief, were summoned to the residential neighborhood around 5:45 a.m.
Between the 6900 and 7000 blocks of Pembrough Lane and Glen Rosa Drive, deputies found automobiles and driveways painted with racist slurs and racists images, including one calling on blacks to “be gone.”
After reviewing security footage from nearby homes, investigators were to identify Reale, who was already being held at the Fort Bend County Jail for charges related to domestic violence.
Reale was charged with a state-jail felony offense in connection with the vandalism.
Besides jail time, he could be ordered to pay restitution, a hefty fine and perform hundreds of hours of community service.
Read more grand jury indictments on Page B1 in today’s Fort Bend Herald.