Teen suspects arrested after Fayetteville house trashed

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Ryan Parker and Eric McClish (WTVD)

Police arrested one of two teen vandalism suspects Monday afternoon after a new home in Fayetteville was trashed.

Eric McClish, 16, was charged with breaking and entering and vandalism.

Eric McClish

A second teen - Ryan Parker - was arrested Tuesday.

Ryan Parker

Officers say a vandal busted in a window to get into the new home for sale in the 6400 block of Burnside Drive then ran downstairs to let in the other suspect. They say almost every room in the house had damage.

At his first court appearance Tuesday, McClish showed no inclination or reason for the vandalism.

There were holes in the walls, light fixtures ripped out, and appliances and kitchen counters torn up. The vandals turned on the water faucet in the upstairs, flooding the rooms and dripping down to the first floor, according to police.

McClish's mother says she can't imagine why her son would do something like this.

The damages are estimated to be $20,000 - $25,000.

Authorities say the suspects fled using a drain pipe under I-295 which opens up near Pine Forest High School.

Both teens bonds were set at $15,000 each.

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