York County sheriff’s investigators have arrested two 21-year-old men in connection with spraypainted “KKK” graffiti in the Queens Lake neighborhood.
Kameron S. Harwood of Shady Grove Circle in James City County and Steven J. Currey of West Queens Drive in the Queens Lake neighborhood of York were charged with three counts of misdemeanor destruction of property. York sheriff’s office Sgt. Dennis Ivey, Jr. said the pair was not charged under a hate crime statute becuase the crimes committed were not “target-specific.”
Ivey said a concerned citizen who called the Crime Line provided the tip that led to the arrests.
Investigators believe the pair is responsible for spraypainting “KKK” on some road signs in the subdivision as well as the neighborhood’s entrance sign.
Similar racially charged graffiti was discovered in a James City County neighborhood around the same time as the Queens Lake vandalism, but does not seem to be related. Major Steve Rubino of the JCCPD investigations division said police are still looking into the vandalism there, and Harwood and Currey are not considered suspects.
Anyone with information about the James City graffiti should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.