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Vandalism Charges will not be Filed in the DoughBoy Statue Investigation


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Detective Kenny Bradley completed the investigation into the damage to the DoughBoy statue which occurred November 25th, 2010.

The hand of the statue was damaged after Matthew Arrington, 27, of Clarksville climbed up on the retaining wall, “knocked” on the stock of the rifle in the statue’s left hand, at which time, the hand broke and the rifle dropped to the ground. 

The Doughboy Statue after the re-dedication

The Doughboy Statue after the re-dedication

Arrington picked up the rifle from the ground and took it home with the intention of returning the rifle on Monday.  Arrington brought the rifle to Police Headquarters November 27th around 4:30pm. He was questioned and wrote a statement at that time. 

Detective Bradley was assigned the case and after interviewing Arrington and witnesses found nothing to reveal the damage was done intentionally. After consulting with the District Attorney’s office, it was determined that charges would not be filed at this time against Arrington. 

The case has been placed in an inactive status, but if additional information comes to light, the case can be reopened for further investigation.




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