Amherst County woman sentenced for damaging Lynchburg statue
Updated On: Jan 22 2014 04:59:04 PM EST
The woman who damaged an iconic Lynchburg statue will have to pay for the trouble she caused.
A Lynchburg judge sentenced Jessica McCrickard to six months in jail Wednesday. Thanks to a plea agreement, she won't serve any jail time, but she will have to pay the city $2,500 and serve 100 hours of community service.
McCrickard, a 21-year-old from Monroe, broke the bayonet off the Doughboy statue at Monument Terrace last fall and threw it in the James River. The missing piece was later found by a State Police dive team.
Steve Bozeman, a military veteran who organizes a weekly rally at Monument Terrace and raised awareness about the Doughboy vandalism, was present for Wednesday's sentencing. In a statement to WDBJ7, he said McCrickard has expressed remorse for the damage she caused and is trying to make amends to the people who were hurt by her actions.
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