Teens Indicted On Charge Of Writing Anti-Gay Slurs In Arlington Neighborhood

The Star-Telegram
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October 2, 2012

A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted four teens accused of writing anti-gay slurs and other vulgar messages on vehicles and homes in an Arlington neighborhood.

The June 10 case involved at least 13 criminal mischief incidents near the 1100 block of Crowley Road in Arlington.

Grand jurors returned the indictments of graffiti causing $1,500 to $20,000 against John Austin Cartwright, 17, of Arlington; Daniel Damian Sibley, 18, of Fort Worth; Seth Stephen Hatcher, 18, of Arlington; and Morgen Rae Aubuchon, 18, of Arlington.

The charge is a state jail felony.

Trials are now pending for the four teens, according to Tarrant County criminal court records.

A fifth teen, a 16-year-old girl, surrendered to authorities in late June and was turned over to Tarrant County juvenile authorities. She is not being identified because she is a juvenile. The status of the juvenile charges against her was unavailable on Monday.

Home surveillance cameras caught the teens in the act, Arlington police have said. Police are treating the case as a hate crime.