Pair faces state felony for graffiti at Enchanted Rock

Two San Marcos residents were arrested Wednesday in connection with vandalizing Enchanted Rock.

According to a release from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said law enforcement officials from the state park police, Texas game wardens and the San Marcos Police Department arrested two individuals in connection with defacing the iconic landmark.

National media attention surrounding an image in a Facebook post showing two individuals standing near the vandalized Texas natural landmark helped lead state and local investigators to arrests on several violations, including state jail felony graffiti and drug-related charges.

Charles Agawereh, 24, and Meredith Baird, 21, both of San Marcos, were booked into the Hays County Jail, accused of painting graffiti on the south face of the summit at Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg.


The incident occurred March 20 and the photograph of the suspects standing in front of the graffiti placed on social media eventually led to information identifying both individuals.

TPWD law enforcement officials including state park police and state game wardens from the Criminal Investigations Division and Tactical Operations K9 Unit and Scout Team, worked in conjunction with San Marcos Police Department and the Hays County Narcotics Task Force on the investigation.

Additional charges are pending as a result the arrest and search warrant execution.