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Police arrest man in Palm Coast for defacing political signs

1:21 PM, May 23, 2012   |    comments
Steven Paskewich
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PALM COAST, Fla. -- The Flagler County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 65-year-old man after they say he vandalized political signs.

On Tuesday evening, deputies arrested Palm Coast resident Steven Paskewich.

Earlier that night, police saw Paskewich standing near a political sign supporting Trey Corbit, a candidate for Flagler County Supervisor of Elections. The sign had a derogatory expletive referencing Corbit spray painted on it.

Officers followed Paskewich from the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway to the intersection of Seminole Woods Parkway and East State Road 100. Once there, police say Paskewich pulled out a can of spray paint and defaced another Corbit campaign sign.

Deputies confiscated a can of black gloss spray paint and a firearm with ammunition from Paskewich's vehicle.  Paskewich was taken to the Flagler County Inmate Facility where he was charged with 2 counts of criminal mischief.  He was released after he posted $500 bond.

Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming said, "Nearly every election, regardless of whether it's state or local, we receive complaints of political signs being vandalized. It is difficult to make an arrest unless a deputy actually sees the vandalism occurring and in this case, that is exactly what happened and an arrest was made."

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