Police in Central Texas say a man is behind bars and accused of vandalizing a mural honoring Spc. Vanessa Guillen, who was slain by a fellow soldier while serving at Fort Hood.
Surveillance video taken Oct. 1 showed a man in dark clothes kicking and stomping on candles placed at the mural erected in the parking lot of a Killeen tattoo parlor near Fort Hood's east gate.
The incident occurred the morning after what would have been Guillen's 21st birthday.
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"Many people in our community have spent considerable amount of time putting the "VANESSA GUILLEN" mural together only to have someone vandalize it in a senseless manner," read a statement posted to the Killeen Police Department Facebook page.
Lewis Mbote, 29, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of criminal mischief, police said. Online jail records did not show a bond amount or attorney information.