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August 27, 2013

Duncan Golf & Tennis Club is target of tagging

DUNCAN — Vandalism on a building at the Duncan Golf & Tennis Club over the weekend is being pointed to as gang related by many of the club’s golfers.

Mark Budler, assistant golf pro, reported to Duncan police officer Josh Branch at 3:03 p.m. Sunday that several golfers had advised him of the property defacement, according to the police report.

According to the report, golfers told Budler “there were gang signs spray painted on a building by the driving range.”

The spray paint, or “tagging” read “Hillside 200” and the vandalism may have happened either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Fireworks were also found on the grounds Monday morning by the maintenance, noted the report.

Budler told police the golfers who reported the vandalism told him other areas in the Country Club neighborhood had been spray painted recently also, according to the report.

The golf course is the same one in which Chris Lane was jogging by when he was followed and then shot, just north of that location, on Friday, Aug. 16.  From Australia, Lane, 22, was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend, before he would resume his studies at East Central University in Ada.

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