Walmart vandalism suspect’s charges dropped after he joins the military

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon teen who was accused of vandalizing a Walmart in June had his charges dropped because he joined the military.

18-year-old Vashaun Rozier was charged with rioting and criminal damage to property in July. The district attorney’s office dropped the additional charge of criminal street gang activity because there wasn’t enough evidence to suggest the suspects were part of a gang.

Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke said these charges can usually be resolved with community service. He added enlisting in the Army is the greatest community service someone can do.

“He took the entrance exams. He studied for them. He met with recruiters. He asked us to talk with recruiters to let them know the nature of this incident. He showed a lot of gumption and wanting to move past this,” said Cooke. 

Several other people were arrested for this crime. Cooke said it’s possible other defendants could resolve their cases with community service.

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