Update: Ridgeland PD said suspect is held on a $2,500 written bond. He is bound over to grand jury. The crime will be prosecuted as a felony due to the dollar amount. He has not been arrested before by JPD. He was arrested in September for doing the same thing to the horse statues in front of P.F. Chang's. The suspect is from Jackson.
Can't have anything nice in this area. Some punk decided to go knock the hooves off of the horse statues that populate the fountain at the Renaissance at Colony Park. A man allegedly used a sledgehammer to attack the horse statues and Italian fountain. Ridgeland Police were called to the scene at 6:00 AM yesterday and charged Charles Branch with malicious mischief. The black male is thirty years old. He is currently a resident of the Madison County jail. It is not known what the bond for Branch is. JJ is working to obtain his identity and more information. See the damage for yourself. Free-lance photographer Rick Guy shot these photos for JJ.
Here is a picture of the horses before the attack.
Now for the mugshot and arresting information of our barbarian: