Vandals Cause $1,000 Damage To County Equipment

Vandals have damaged some Smith County equipment that will cost taxpayers to fix.

The Road & Bridge Department discovered bullet holes in some of its machinery near Lindale. A motorgrader was parked along County Road 452, near the intersection of County Road 455.

Employees found the windows and a control panel shot out. They say repairing the damages will cost about $1,000. Insurance does not cover the costs.

If you have any information that may help identify who caused the damage, you're asked to call the Sheriff's Department or the county engineer.

Julie Tam, reporting.