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Man who wanted to be in jail got his wish by vandalizing Edgecombe patrol cars

Posted July 18, 2018 3:37 p.m. EDT

Edgecombe County patrol vehicles were vandalized in July 2018. (Photo courtesy of Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office)

— A Battleboro man has been charged with twice vandalizing vehicles parked outside the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, authorities said.

Four vehicles had their windshields damaged on Sunday, and the total damage was estimated at $1,500. On Tuesday, seven sheriff's office vehicles and four personal vehicles of detention officers sustained an estimated $6,700 in damage.

Vandalized Edgecombe County patrol vehicles

Kaesean Deandre Pitt, 26, of 6810 N.C. Highway 97 West, was arrested after the second incident and admitted to being the culprit in both, authorities said. He told deputies that he wanted to be in jail.

Kaesean Pitt, Edgecombe patrol car vandalism

Pitt was charged with 15 counts of injury to personal property and was being held in the Edgecombe County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Sheriff Clee Atkinson said he reviewed security protocols after the incidents and has said security cameras outside the sheriff's office will be upgraded and the parking area will be secured.