Thousands in damages done to equipment at gravel pit

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Theowner of Summit Construction, John Beaty, is offering a reward for anyone whocan help him find the person responsible for vandalizing equipment at hisbusiness's gravel lot just down KAIT road.

"I want to find out whodid it and I want them to pay for it," said Beaty.

Two of Beaty's machineswere damaged. There was broken glass, busted doors and parts of the equipmentbroken off.

"I think they were tryingto get into the machine and it was locked up," he said. "They used theexcavator to tear the screens and break the glass."

Beaty anticipates theprice of the damage could be anywhere between $25,000 to $50,000.

He said he's offering $1,000to anyone who can give information as to who was responsible. If the trespassersare convicted, he'll give up to $5,000.

If you have anyinformation, contact John Beaty at 870 926-7512.

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