Man Pleads Guilty to Vandalizing Pictograph Panel

Man Pleads Guilty to Vandalizing Pictograph Panel

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CASTLE DALE, Utah (AP) -- A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to using chalk to create the phrase "I love you, Wendy" on a pictograph panel thought to be up to four-thousand years old.

Jeremy Shane Craig of Huntington entered his plea this week to the July vandalism of the rock art panel in the Buckhorn Draw of the San Rafael Swell.

Sentencing has been set for May 17th in Castle Dale. He faces one to five years in prison for the conviction of felony violation of the antiquities protection law.

A warrant remains in effect for Craig's father, Dentist Lee Craig, also charged in the case. Prosecutor are not certain where the older Craig is.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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