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Salem men charged with GHS vandalism

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By Staff Reports

Matthew Robert Mays, 19, and Seth Alexander Criner, 19, both of Salem, were arrested by Galax police on Jan. 20 and charged with vandalism that caused approximately $3,000 worth of damage to buildings and vehicles at the Galax High School, according to Police Chief Rick Clark.
A school employee discovered evidence of vandalism at the school the day prior to the arrests and reported it to the Galax Police Department.
The following day, police officers Terry Woods and Trevor Jefferson arrested Mays and Criner.
Mays is charged with felony destruction of property and trespassing on school property, and Criner is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, according to the incident report.
Both Mays and Criner were released pending their appearance in Galax General District Court.