JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.—A Piney Flats man has been charged after police began investigating a report of vandalism at the Northeast State Community College parking garage in downtown Johnson City.

Christopher Gabbard, 37, was charged Tuesday with felony vandalism following the incident reported on May 5, according to a Johnson City Police Department news release.

Someone had pulled the gate blocking the entrance/exit down, the release adds. During the investigation, officers obtained video which revealed a truck backed down the ramp and hooked a tow strap to the lower portion of the gate. The vehicle then pulls toward, pulling the gate down, the release states.

Gabbard is being at the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bail.

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