Police make arrest in SIU graffiti case

Police make arrest in SIU graffiti case
Tyler Fauke (Source: SIU Public Safety)
Tyler Fauke (Source: SIU Public Safety)

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Police officers at SIU said they have arrested Tyler Fauke, 23, of Carbondale, in connection with several graffiti cases on campus.

Fauke was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal defacement and was transported to the Jackson County Jail.

Police said Fauke is not affiliated with SIU.

Police began investigating after spray-painted graffiti began appearing around campus between Dec. 9 and Jan. 3.

Some of the text identified in the graffiti included "GOXXMMON," "Jerk," "EBK," "VON" and "MOM."

Police said they are still looking for possible other suspects.

Information and a still image from surveillance video of another subject is shown below.

Those with additional information are encouraged to contact  Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety (618)-453-3771, or Carbondale Crime Stoppers (618)-549-2677.

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