BOONE COUNTY, Mo—Two suspects are still being sought in the vandalism of a popular tourist attraction in southern Boone County.
According to a release from the Sheriff’s Department, one suspect in the spray painting vandalism of the 350-400 year old Burr Oak tree turned himself in last week. Joseph Cary, 22, bonded out on a $1,000 bail for a single charge of 2nd degree property damage.
The investigation of the vandalism began after the historic tree was spray painted sometime in late 2015 to early 2016.
Cary’s alleged accomplices in the matter, Taylor S. Gee, 18, and Ethan F. Hessing, 20, are both still being sought on an identical charge of 2nd degree property damage.