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Indianapolis Confederate Monument Vandalism Leads to Arrest

Indianapolis Confederate Monument Vandalism Leads to Arrest

This Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, photo shows a statue in Garfield Park in Indianapolis that commemorates Confederate soldiers who died in Indiana POW camps. (Robert Scheer /The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Monday, 21 August 2017 09:53 AM

An Indianapolis Confederate monument was vandalized at a park, and police have arrested a man they say damaged the display with a hammer.

Marion County Jail records show 30-year-old Anthony Ventura was being held Sunday on a charge of criminal mischief.

Police arrested him Saturday afternoon in Garfield Park on the city's south side, where a 35-foot (11-meter) tall granite tower has plaques listing the names of 1,616 Confederate prisoners who died while held at the city's Camp Morton.

Police say the hammer blows chipped pieces off of the monument.

The vandalism came days after city officials began discussing whether the monument should be moved. Cities nationwide are removing Confederacy-related monuments following a deadly white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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