Colleyville Mom Indicted on Criminal Mischief

By Ben Russell
|  Thursday, Feb 7, 2013  |  Updated 5:19 AM CDT
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A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Tara Mauney for her alleged role in a juvenile prank from July 2012.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Tara Mauney for her alleged role in a juvenile prank from July 2012.

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A Colleyville mother was indicted Wednesday on one felony count of criminal mischief.

A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Tara Mauney for her alleged role in a juvenile prank from July 2012.

Investigators from the Colleyville Police Department said Mauney took a group of middle school students to a Bedford Walmart in late July 2012 to purchase supplies. The group then vandalized a property in the 4600 block of Alexandra Drive, investigators said.

Mauney and the kids reportedly threw toilet paper into the trees, put raw chicken in a mailbox, used dark markers to scrawl foul language on a wall of the home and wrote similar words on the driveway with mustard, police said.

Mauney's attorney, Warren St. John, told NBC 5 his client denies any wrongdoing and that he is disappointed with the indictment. St. John added that he and his client were frustrated Wednesday when the members of the grand jury declined to hear her testimony.

Criminal mischief is a felony that carries with it a maximum of a $10,000 fine and up to two years in state prison.

A trial date has not yet been set, St. John said.

Neither representatives from the Colleyville Police Department nor the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office would comment on the indictment.

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