Jun 26, 2016 10:56 AM

4 men could face felony charges of vandalism for sexually-explicit scribblings in Salem

SALEM - The case against four men who allegedly vandalized numerous homes in Salem earlier this year is moving forward and the men are possibly facing felony charges.

Police say Brian Thornhill, 25, of Salem, and Daniel Tiner, 24, of Hampstead, allegedly vandalized up to 30 homes on Norwood Road with sexually-explicit scribblings and various other symbols on Aug. 14, 2015, according to The Eagle-Tribune.

The same stretch of homes were vandalized again on Jan. 11. Kevin Williams, 25, of Hampton, and Matthew Gioia, 24, of Salem, are accused of participating the second stretch of events.

Thornhill, Tiner and Willliams are being charged with 11 misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief. Gioia is charged with only one account of the same crime.

Damages costing over $1,500 are considered a felony and carry a possible prison sentence of up to seven years.

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