Man charged with vandalizing 17 cars

Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2004

Police arrested a 22-year-old Juneau man on a felony charge after responding at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a man kicking side mirrors off of vehicles in the Marine Parking Garage downtown.

Police reported that 17 vehicles were damaged. The report initially estimated the damage at $5,000, but it noted that the figure was expected to increase as more owners of damaged vehicles are contacted.

Malcom Tullis, who was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, appeared before Juneau District Magistrate John W. Sivertsen on Wednesday afternoon on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief.

Sivertsen set bail at $1,000. He ordered that if Tullis is released from jail, he will not be allowed to go to the Marine Parking Garage before the case is resolved.

Tullis will not be asked to enter a plea unless the case is remanded to Juneau Superior Court. Sivertsen set a Dec. 13 preliminary hearing to determine probable cause for the felony charge, which would not be necessary if Tullis is indicted by a grand jury first, he added.

Sivertsen told Tullis that if convicted as charged, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

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