COATESVILLE, Pa. – Police say a Pennsylvania man who in the past has claimed to be associated with white supremacist groups is jailed on charges he spray-painted graffiti including swastikas and racial epithets in several places near Philadelphia.
Coatesville police say 24-year-old George Rissell is charged with eight counts each of ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Police say the vandalism early Tuesday damaged the outside of a convenience store, a Mercedes Benz and a garage door.
Officials said the person or persons responsible then apparently went into neighboring Valley Township and left similar graffiti on street signs and the roadway.
Police say a surveillance photo they released of the suspect led to his arrest.
Online court records don't list an attorney for Rissell.
He remains in the Chester County jail unable to post $150,000 bond.