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POLICE: Gold-fingered suspects spray graffiti over custom mural on Louisville's Henry Clay building

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Matthew Eppler and Nina Wilcox (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Matthew Eppler and Nina Wilcox (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two people for spray painting graffiti on the side of Louisville's Henry Clay building.

According to arrest reports, it happened at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, at the building at the corner of S. 3rd Street and W. Chestnut Street. Police say they were called by the building manager, who said two people had spray-painted the side of the building with gold paint, causing permanent damage.

"The spray paint was all over the building," police wrote. "However, in one particular spot, they spray-painted over an original mural on the building. The building manager stated he would have to have a specialist recreate the mural, and estimated the total damages to be approximately $1,500."

Police say they found 34-year-old Nina Wilcox in a nearby alley smoking a synthetic marijuana ("spice") cigarette, along with 26-year-old Matthew Eppler. Both suspects had gold spray paint on their fingers, and a can of gold spray paint was found in their possession, according to the arrest reports.

Police say Wilcox and Eppler admitted to spraying the side of the building.

Both were arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief. Wilcox was also charged with possession of synthetic drugs.

They are currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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