Second suspect in graffiti spree, Dustin Kirby, waives preliminary hearing

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Graffiti and vandalism suspect Dustin Kirby waived his preliminary hearing and bail was set for $50,000 Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy discussion in chambers with attorneys.

Standing before Judge Kevin Allen, Kirby’s attorney, Bryan Galloway, said his client expressed a desire to work at his current full-time job and save money to pay for damages resulting from the rash of graffiti tagging and vandalism that occurred in Logan from June 8-11.

“(Kirby) wants to repair the damage that he caused,” Galloway said.

The restitution Kirby is expected to pay, if convicted, has not been set yet, state attorney Spencer Walsh said. Kirby’s pre-trial hearing is set for July 30. Walsh said he is working with the county as the graffiti is removed to figure out a monetary figure for restitution.

Kirby could also face prison time in addition paying for damages.

After setting bail to $50,000, which can be paid in a property bond, Allen set the terms. Kirby is to remain under house arrest when not at work, religious services or counseling sessions. Although the court does not consider Kirby a flight risk, Allen said he is to be accompanied when out of the house except at work.

Kirby is charged with 78 second and third degree felony counts for graffiti violations, 41 counts of criminal trespass and 32 counts of possession of graffiti materials.

Two other adult males and a minor were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the graffiti incidents as well. Matthew Cole Jensen waived his preliminary hearing last week, and Andy Chanthalsay is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. Jensen’s pre-trial conference is set for July 2.

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