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Two upstate men arrested for vandalizing cars and businesses downtown

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Joseph Gregory Mappin, Benjamin Drew Gable. Courtesy: CPD Joseph Gregory Mappin, Benjamin Drew Gable. Courtesy: CPD
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Charleston Police arrested and charged two upstate South Carolina men with vandalizing cars and businesses in downtown Charleston over the past two days.

Benjamin Drew Gable, 24, of Inman, and Joseph Gregory Mappin, 18, of Greenwood, are accused of vandalizing at least fourteen cars Sunday, in the area of Archdale Street and Queen Street and three businesses Monday, in the area of King Street and Hasell Street.

Gable is charged with 14 counts of Vandalism and 3 counts of Illegal Graffiti Vandalism. Mappin is charged with 3 counts of Illegal Graffiti Vandalism. They will both a Municipal Court judge on Friday, March 22. 

Officers responded about 11:30 a.m. Sunday to the area of Queen Street and Archdale Street in reference to vandalism to vehicles. The officers found that someone carved various words and phrases into the hoods and trunks of the vehicles.   

About 9:30 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the area of King Street and Hasell Street in reference to vandalism to several businesses.  Someone used a marker to draw designs on the front doors of the businesses.

The investigation is ongoing.

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