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Two charged with excavator vandalism

 

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TWO IRON County men face felony charges in connection with the vandalism of a county owned excavator last month, above. Matthew R. Christoferson, 19, of Saxon and Jeffrey John Franzoi, 20, of Hurley, are each charged with one count of felony criminal damage to property as authorities allege the two shot at the machine.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY - Two Iron County men have been charged in connection to the vandalism of an Iron County Forestry Department excavator in June.

Matthew R. Christoferson, 19, of Saxon and Jeffrey John Franzoi, 20, of Hurley, are each charged with one count of felony criminal damage to property - a Class I felony that carries a potential maximum sentence of 42 months in jail and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

The Iron County Sheriff's Department received a report June 12 from a forestry department employee the excavator appeared to have been shot multiple times...



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