Teen turns himself in for graffiti vandalism of shuttle replica at Space Center Houston

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Jesse Ray Calloway

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - The teenager accused of vandalizing the space shuttle replica at Space Center Houston with offensive graffiti has turned himself in to authorities.

Jesse Ray Calloway surrendered to he Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office on Friday afternoon. He is free on bond.

On Thursday, Precinct 8 said the 19-year-old was charged for his part in the vandalism to the mock Space Shuttle Independence that occurred in late November.

After receiving an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers, deputies say an extensive investigation lead to the charges against Calloway. Other suspects are believed to be involved, said Precinct 8.

On Nov. 27, 2013, deputies say they were called to Space Center Houston located to investigate the vandalism to the mock shuttle.  Center officials reported that sometime between 11 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 27, individuals, including Calloway, breached the perimeter of the facility and spray painted vulgar and racial messages along the right side of the recently installed mock shuttle. 

Calloway has been charged with committing the offense of graffiti and his bond set at $1,000.

Anyone with additional information is being asked to contact Precinct 8 Sergeant Chris Yetter at 281-488-4040.

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