Colten Chase Armstrong, 18, was booked into the Bryan County Jail for suspicion of malicious injury to property exceeding $2,500.
According to Caddo Police Chief Troy Glover, approximately 30 headstones were knocked over early Saturday morning. Many of the headstones are more than 100 years old.
A white pickup had been seen leaving the cemetery that morning, according to Glover, who said the cemetery does not have hours and it is not uncommon for family members to visit graves late at night or early in the morning.
“With that lead, somebody identified the truck, and I saw him (Armstrong) in town yesterday and he agreed to come in and talk,” Glover said.
According to Glover, the suspect confessed, although he declined to name any accomplices.
“From the looks of the investigation, I’m sure others were involved, and we are continuing to investigate, but he is the only one taking the blame right now.”
The district attorney’s office will be reviewing the report to determine charges. Glover anticipates Armstrong will be charged with felony charges of vandalism and desecration to a grave site.
In other crime news, Durant Police said they obtained a confession from a suspect in several burglaries committed recently at businesses in the area of Washington and University. One suspect was booked into jail last week on a misdemeanor drug charge and burglary charges are pending.
Patrolman Bryan R. Moore investigated an automobile burglary in the 1100 block of West Louisiana Street. Amber Lockler told the officer that a check book and cash had been stolen out of her unlocked car.
Two firearms, saws and a television were stolen from a home in the 200 block of Elm Street in Cartwright. Roy Brown, the homeowner, told Deputy Chad Harp on Saturday that the home had been burglarized a couple of days earlier. Several doors and windows were also damaged.