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Diboll PD: 17-year-old man helped spray-paint graffiti on jr. high campus

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Xavier Irvine (Source: Angelina County Jail) Xavier Irvine (Source: Angelina County Jail)
DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) -

Angelina County's Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace issued a felony arrest warrant for a 17-year-old man after he admitted to spray-painting street gang-related graffiti on a large storage building on the Diboll Junior High campus on June 10.

Xavier Dason Levine, of Diboll, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony charge of graffiti on a school. No bail has been set at this time. Levine was booked into the jail on Tuesday.

The arrest affidavit stated that the charge was upgraded to a felony because the graffiti was done on school property. Graffiti on a place of worship, a place of burial, or a public monument would also be a state-jail felony.

A detective with the Diboll Police Department met with the DISD director of operations on June 11, who told him that the district had photo evidence of gang-related graffiti on a large metal building on the junior high campus. In addition, the chief of the DISD Police Department provided video surveillance footage.

The DISD Police Chief said he reviewed the footage and determined that Levine was one of the four suspects who spray-painted graffiti. When the Diboll PD detective interviewed Levine, the 17 year old allegedly signed a written statement that admitted to his part in the graffiti incident.

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