Man charged in shuttle vandalism


The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office has filed charges against Jesse Ray Calloway, 19, of Clear Lake in connection with the vandalism to the mock Space Shuttle Independence in late November. It is believed others were involved and deputies are asking for anyone with additional information to contact them, Chief Deputy Jason Finnen said.

The investigation began Nov. 27 when deputies from Constable Phil Sandlin’s Office were called to Space Center Houston at 1601 NASA Parkway in Clear Lake to investigate the vandalism that occurred between 11 p.m. Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. Nov. 27 when individuals breached the perimeter of the facility and spray painted vulgar and racial messages along the right side of the recently installed mock shuttle.

Calloway, who lives in Clear Lake’s 77058 zip code, has been charged with committing the offense of graffiti, a Class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $1,000. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Precinct 8 Sgt. Chris Yetter at 281-488-4040.

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