Man charged in Kirksville vandalism

Philip Anthony Young, 22, of Kirksville

A Kirksville man has been arrested and charged in connection with last week's vandalism at the Lincoln Square Shopping Center in Kirksville.

The Kirksville Police Department said Philip Anthony Young, 22, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with first-degree property damage and tampering with physical evidence.

On Wednesday of last week, Jimmy John's reported vandalism to its sign and roof, as well as other damage.

Investigators said Young also damaged air conditioners, smoke stacks and electrical wiring on the roof of other businesses in the shopping center.

Total property damage was estimated at around $15,000.

Young is being held in the Adair County Jail. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.