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2 teens arraigned in Gold River vandalism

Andrew Holmes, 18
Andrew Holmes, 18 Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Two young men arrested in a graffiti spree of swastikas and racial slurs in Gold River were arraigned on felony vandalism and conspiracy charges Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court.

Andrew Holmes of Gold River and Finley Ursino of Fair Oaks, both 18, were among six teenagers arrested last week in the Aug. 15 incident, after Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 11000 block of Tunnel Hill Way on calls of vandalism, sheriff’s officials said.

Holmes and Ursino, both free on bail, appeared at the morning hearing before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Curtis Fiorini.

The two will return to court Sept. 7 for a hearing before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Jaime Roman.

A third man, Eric Tennyson, 18, is set to be arraigned Wednesday before Fiorini.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Tunnel Hill Way address about 11:05 p.m., Aug. 15, to find racist graffiti and swastikas on homes. Cars were also vandalized and damage was also reported at Gold River Discovery Center, an elementary school, said sheriff’s officials.

Adin Lain Howardgustin and Nathanial Xavier Covarrubias, also 18, were arraigned last week on the vandalism and conspiracy allegations and will also return to court Sept. 7. A 17-year-old male arrested in the vandalism spree has not been named due to his age.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith