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UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to Lewisburg vandalism


UPDATE: An arrest has been made in connection with vandalism complaints in Lewisburg that WVVA covered last week.

Ben James Hunt, 22 of Lewisburg was charged with destruction of property after an investigation conducted by Lt. J.C. Dove. Reports of vandalism were reported to police on July 5 involving property at Stella's and the Livery Tavern in downtown Lewisburg.

Hunt was arraigned before Greenbrier County Magistrate Doug Beard. He pled guilty and was fined $100.00 plus costs.

LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A Greenbrier County family wants answers after they say three of their businesses were vandalized over the holiday weekend.

Tammy Perilli, the manager of Stella's in downtown Lewisburg -- which was named after her mom -- says three of her family’s four businesses in the were vandalized the night of July 4.

Security footage from one of the businesses has helped the investigation. Police have a person of interest in the case.

Perilli says the fountain at the old location of Stella's had the top broken off and chairs put in it. The footage from the Livery Tavern shows the vandal dumping out recyclables at 4 a.m. Perilli says they then went next door to the front porch where they pulled out plants and tipped things over.

"I kind of feel like it's personal because there were no other events in town except for these events,” Perilli said. “And they're all owned by my own family."

The family's fourth business is the new location of Stella's. They say it's the only place that was not vandalized."

If you have any information, call Lieutenant Dove with the Lewisburg Police at 304-645-1626.

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