Two of four suspects arrested in connection with a series of vandalism incidents including the spray painting of police vehicles and school buildings appeared in court Thursday, and the other two are scheduled for court Friday.

Two of four suspects arrested in connection with a series of vandalism incidents including the spray painting of police vehicles and school buildings appeared in court Thursday, and the other two are scheduled for court Friday.


Kentrell Hunt, 25, and Aaron Mattie, 23, will each have to post $50,000 bonds to be released from the adult detention center after Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge them with three counts of second-degree criminal mischief.


The other two suspects, Byron Porter, 21, and Javarian Lee, 19, who were arrested Wednesday, will appear for a probable cause hearing on Friday.


During the court hearing Thursday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police vehicles that were parked on the lot across from the current police administration building on East 6th Avenue were spray painted with gang graffiti with black and white paint, and officers later discovered that buildings at Pine Bluff High School and Dollarway High School had also been spray painted.


Kizer said detectives "fanned out across the city to find out who had bought spray paint and learned that four males had bought four cans of black and white spray paint at Walmart.


Using security video as well as video from Pine Bluff High School, detectives were able to identify all four men.


When Hunt and Mattie were questioned, they denied involvement but Kizer said the other two "spilled the beans."


Records at the prosecutor’s office showed that Hunt is a convicted felon on charges of burglary in 2009 and Mattie had no prior records or pending charges.


Hunt and Mattie each said they would hire their own attorneys.