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A man from Crane has been charged with institutional vandalism for allegedly destroying headstones in Charity Cemetery late last year.  

Timmy Lee Mace, 32, is back in the Stone County jail after he failed to appear in court and did not complete court ordered treatment.

A witness told Stone County deputy Mark Rinker that "it looked like Timmy was trying to tear down a swing over a grave."  The deputy noted that several other headstones, flower arrangements and an arbor had been damaged. 

"When I arrived on scene, I observed a male subject in the road jumping up and down, waving his hands above his head as if doing jumping jacks," Rinker writes in the probable cause statement.

"During the entire incident Timmy was acting erratically, constantly in motion and to to himself or others that were not there."

A preliminary hearing on the matter has been scheduled for May 13th.

Mace is being held in the Stone County jail on $25,000 bond.