Bullhead Man allegedly spray-paints his own boat with racist graffiti
A Bullhead City man who said someone spray painted racist graffiti on his boat has been accused of doing it himself.
Keishawnn Dion Marsh, 22, is facing felony charges of fraudulent schemes, theft and tampering with evidence after he filed a false police report when he spray-painted racist graffiti on his own boat because he allegedly wanted a new paint job for the vessel.
In March, Marsh reported that someone had spray-painted racial slurs and profanities on his boat, which was parked on Country Club Cove. Police spoke to neighbors looking for potential witnesses or evidence and continued their investigation.
Police said Marsh later became uncooperative with law enforcement and refused to allow officers to see the boat and obtain paint samples when asked multiple times.
Several days later, police received information that possible evidence was located in a nearby trashcan. In a bag were spray cans, graffiti remover and mail belonging to Marsh.
After interviewing Marsh, police said he ultimately told officers that he had committed criminal damage to his own boat in order to get a new paint job and filed false insurance claims for several thousand dollars.
During the police investigation, Marsh had reportedly told concerned neighbors that the police department was not doing anything to help his case. One concerned neighbor filed a civil rights violation complaint with the FBI, which was determined to be unfounded.
The case was submitted to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office for review.
— Today’s News-Herald