Man arrested, charged with destroying city cameras

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Updated: 7/17/2013 12:56 am Published: 7/17/2013 12:50 am

FOX23 has learned the son of a former Green Country District Attorney is arrested for allegedly of vandalizing city park cameras.

Twenty-year-old Keeton Moore was arrested Wednesday afternoon. He faces charges of destruction of Governmental property for allegedly destroying two cameras at a Tahlequah skate park. He is the son of former District 27 Attorney Jerry Moore, who covered Adair, Sequoyah, Wagoner and Cherokee Counties.

"It helps us monitor what's going on at our parks," said Tahlequah Police chief Nate King.

Nearly a dozen of these cameras are at parks across Tahlequah to catch vandals in the act.

"We've utilized them on different occasions as far as crimes go and this is one instant where it is actually involved in the crime itself," King told FOX23s Dontaye Carter.

He showed FOX23 surveillance photos of Moore allegedly trying to destroy city cameras. King said the city's information technology department noticed something was wrong when one camera couldn't focus and the other just showed black.

Last week, they found video of a man throwing his skateboard at the camera.

"The video actually shows Mr. Moore throwing the skateboard multiple times at the camera itself. It took several attempts for him to destroy the camera itself," said King.

FOX23 has learned it will cost the city nearly $3,000 to repair it.

Police said Moore admitted to throwing the skateboard but said he was drunk at the time and didn't know he damaged the camera.

"I would hate to see this vandalism hurts the kids that utilize this skate park," said King.

Tahlequah city ordinance prohibits people from skateboarding on sidewalks. King told FOX23 this is the only place many of the kids have to go to skateboard.

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