A 34-year old high profile graffiti vandal was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport
Suspect Jason Williams, also known as “Revok,” is well known in the graffiti vandalism culture and is a member of the graffiti crew “Mad Society Kings” or MSK.
Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau Special Problems Unit deputies were notified that Suspect Williams had a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay restitution to the victims of previous vandalism crimes.
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Detectives were unaware of his location but discovered he had attended the MOCA Graffiti Exhibit, titled “Art in the Streets”. Further information led investigators to believe Williams was attempting to leave the country. Contact was made at LAX with LAXPD where he was detained and arrested.
“We take graffiti vandalism very seriously, said Lieutenant Vince Carter, Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau. “Criminal graffiti vandals who insist on damaging other people’s property are going to jail and need to pay to fix the damage they caused.”
Williams, was placed on probation for felony vandalism in Indio in 2009 after an incident of vandalism at the Coachella Music Festival.
In 2010, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Problems Unit Transit deputies arrested him near a graffiti store where images of his graffiti vandalism were featured. At the time of his arrest, he was found to have several hundred cans of spray paint and a replica Los Angeles Police Department badge.
As a result of evidence discovered during his recent arrest, other incidents of vandalism were found in the County of Los Angeles. Some of the damage is adjacent to the Metro Blue Line and can be seen by its’ patrons. The additional crimes will be submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office by sheriff’s deputies for filing consideration.
Williams is being held in the Los Angeles County jail in lieu of $320,000 bail.
For photos, descriptions and information about the arrests of graffiti vandals, wanted graffiti vandals, and graffiti removal, visit the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department webpage on http://www.lasd.org.