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Two San Marcos residents arrested for allegedly vandalizing Enchanted Rock

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Photo courtesy of Enchanted Rock's Facebook page.

Two San Marcos residents were arrested Wednesday and face charges for defacing Enchanted Rock, a Texas natural landmark that is iconic in the Hill Country.

Officers with the State Park Police, Texas Game Wardens and the San Marcos Police Department arrested Charles Agawereh, 24, and Meredith Baird, 21, as the suspected vandals of the pink granite rock that has served as a tourist attraction for thousands of years.

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A Facebook post containing a picture of the pair standing near the vandalized rock in Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg helped state and local investigators locate the suspects on several violations, including state jail felony graffiti and drug-related charges, according to a city press release.

Agawereh and Baird are in custody at Hays County Jail. As a result of the arrest and search warrant execution, there are additional charges pending against the suspects.